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  • Sammy Weaver wins Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize
  • Renowned poet Hilary Llewellyn-Williams returns to poetry with The Little Hours: New and Selected Poetry. Bringing together acclaimed work from her earliest collections such as The Tree Calendar, and brand new poems, this volume shows the breadth and talent of a writer whose eye for vivid imagery and startling detail has always astounded readers. Available now.

     

    Astounding new poetry by Hilary Llewelyn-Williams

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<p>Kathryn Bevis&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Flamingo</em>&nbsp;introduces us to a troupe of wild, unique, and captivating poems. Life and our own embodiment are brought sharply into focus as we encounter a variety of subjects including work, survival, love, and mortality. Formally inventive, these hopeful and sometimes surreal...
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Clare Morgan
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<p>Each story in <em>An Affair of the Heart </em>questions the apparently romantic title through its exploration of the enigmatic state of mind known as love. Desire and identity; displacement - emotional and geographical; the relationship between ambition, circumstances and emotion; the often difficult co-existence of passion...
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Clare Morgan
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<p>In a world of uncertainties, how do human beings navigate the increasingly complex interrelations of love, desire, home, community? Each story in <em>Scar Tissue</em> offers a fresh perspective on the nature of individual existence in all its transient vulnerability. From deep country on the Welsh borders to the metropolitan...
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<h3>Book bundle &ndash; Buy as a set for &pound;15.00</h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p>In a world of uncertainties, how do human beings navigate the increasingly complex interrelations of love, desire, home, community? In her short story collections&nbsp;<a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/...
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Women's Work
Eva Salzman
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<p>With over 250 contributors, this generous selection of poetry by women with an emphasis on twentieth-century poetry in English features poets from the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Australia, and New Zealand. Arranged by thematic chapters that touch on various aspects of modern life, this anthology aims to be a...
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Nia Wyn
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<p><strong>Glen Dimplex Prize Winner, Biography Category, 2009<br />Barnes &amp; Noble Discovery Prize Winner, 2009<br />Good Housekeeping Book of the Year Shortlisted, 2009<br />Wales Book of the Year Shortlisted, 2008</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s the...
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The Last Hundred Days, Patrick McGuinness
Patrick McGuinness
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<p><strong>WINNER OF WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE 2012</strong><br /><br /><strong>WINNER OF THE 2012 WRITERS GUILD AWARD FOR &#39;BEST FICTION BOOK&#39;</strong><br /><br /><strong>LONG-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2011</strong></p><p><strong>SHORT-...
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<p><em>Lime, Lemon &amp; Sarsaparilla </em>is a wonderful evocation of Italian immigration in south Wales from the turn of the century to the postwar years, when the Italian café was central to life in many small communities in the Valleys. This first detailed book on the subject follows the fortunes of Italian families such...
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Peter Finch
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<h3>Pre-order now &ndash; Publishing October 2022</h3><p>Over the past two centuries the South Wales Valleys have gone from idyllic rural landscape to the engine room of the British Empire to post industrial decline. Building on the success of their book&nbsp;<em>Walking Cardiff,</em>&nbsp;Peter Finch and...
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Julie Brominicks
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<h3>Pre-order now &ndash; Publishing October 2022</h3><p><em>The Edge of Cymru</em> is the story of Julie Brominicks&rsquo; walk around Wales in the course of a year. As an environmentalist she knew a lot about the country&rsquo;s natural resources. But&nbsp;as a long established incomer from England...
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Leslie Scase
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<h2>Pre-order now &ndash; Publishing 10th October 2022</h2><p>The third volume of the Inspector Chard series takes Chard back to his native Shrewsbury, revealing&nbsp;the circumstances under which he left for South Wales so abruptly. Now&nbsp;under arrest for a horrific double murder, and&nbsp;Imprisoned in the...
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Bryony Littlefair
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<h3>Pre-order now &ndash; Publishing 6th October 2022</h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Escape Room</em>&nbsp;is the long-awaited debut collection of poems from Bryony Littlefair, following her Mslexia prize winning pamphlet&nbsp;<a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/giraffe...
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Sammy Weaver
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<h2>Pre-order now &ndash; Publishing September 2022</h2><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Winner of the Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2021</h3><p><em>Angola, America</em>, winner of the Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2021, takes its name from&nbsp;a prison in Louisiana in the southern United Sates....
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Kathryn Bevis
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<p>Kathryn Bevis&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Flamingo</em>&nbsp;introduces us to a troupe of wild, unique, and captivating poems. Life and our own embodiment are brought sharply into focus as we encounter a variety of subjects including work, survival, love, and mortality. Formally inventive, these hopeful and sometimes surreal...
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The Little Hours New and Selected Poems Hilary Llewellyn-Williams
Hilary Llewellyn-Williams
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<p>Hilary Llewellyn-Williams is one of the most renowned poets of her generation in Wales. <em>The Little Hours: New and Selected Poems</em> features poems from her earliest as well as her latest work.</p><p>Fully immersed in the natural world, the &lsquo;Tree Calendar&rsquo; poems are composed in a richly...
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S.L. Grange
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<p>&#39;<em>All of this has been written before,</em></p><p><em>in the godless corners at the back of churches,</em></p><p><em>in the dirt of cotton-fields-corn-fields-battle-fields-</em></p><p><em>in the dirt, any way.&#39;</em></p><p>-...
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This cover shows a painting of a woman looking toward the reader. She has short hair and is wearing a pink strappy top with a heart on it. The text reads: Scar Tissue. Clare Morgan.
Clare Morgan
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<p>In a world of uncertainties, how do human beings navigate the increasingly complex interrelations of love, desire, home, community? Each story in <em>Scar Tissue</em> offers a fresh perspective on the nature of individual existence in all its transient vulnerability. From deep country on the Welsh borders to the metropolitan...
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Clare Morgan
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<p>Each story in <em>An Affair of the Heart </em>questions the apparently romantic title through its exploration of the enigmatic state of mind known as love. Desire and identity; displacement - emotional and geographical; the relationship between ambition, circumstances and emotion; the often difficult co-existence of passion...
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Peter Benson
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<p>Fargo Hawkins dropped out of school. Now he is a gardener. He&rsquo;s twenty years old, and works for Harry Swaine, an abusive butcher with a chain of shops on the south coast of England. After witnessing a fight between Harry and Anne (his wife) Fargo steals a car and together he, Anne and a dog called Radar go on the run. They have...
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Peter Finch
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<p>Peter Finch is perhaps the foremost chronicler of Cardiff, past and present. His response to the 2020 lockdown restrictions confining people to their local authority area was to begin walking the boundary of his. This was in a mirror of his long walk along the south Wales coast recorded in <a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/...
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<p><strong>Foreword by Jeremy Bowen</strong></p><p>John Downing was the pre-eminent press photographer of his generation: he led a life of adventure in wars and hotspots around the world. His memoir, <em>Aperture: Life Through a Fleet Street Lens</em>, offers a unique and first-hand insight into life...
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Robert Minhinnick
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<p><strong>Recipient of Hay Festival <a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/newsentry/robert-minhinnick-awarded-hay-festi... for Poetry.</a> </strong></p><p>This collection of short prose begins with a real 1945 diary kept in Burma, and Minhinnick telling stories to his mother in her care home.</p>...
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Kate Noakes
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<p><strong>Kate Noakes will be appearing at Hay Festival 2022 alongside Rosie Hayles on the 5th June. Find out more <a href="https://www.hayfestival.com/p-19076-kate-noakes-and-rosie-hayles.aspx">h... new addition to the Real Series explores the town of Hay-on-Wye, home to the prestigious the Hay Literature Festival and...
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