Wales's independent bookshops offering 3 for 2 on selected Seren titles

23 September 2011 - 03:35pm

Wales's independent bookshops offering 3 for 2 on selected Seren titles

23 September 2011 - 03:35pm

Titles that are included in the 3 for 2 offer at selected local book stores:

Touch by Graham Mort - Winner of the Edge Hill Univeristy Short Story Prize 2011. Also includes 2007 Bridport winning short story 'The Prince'. "A true pleasure from first page to last" New Welsh Review

The Colour of Grass by Nia Williams - "This read will draw you into its story within minutes" Woman Magazine
"..witty, wry and charming" Western Mail

Sing Sorrow Sorrow by Gwen Davies - a chilling collection of supernatural myth and otherworldly horror stories from some of Wales’ most exciting new and established authors. "Excellent collection"

The Brittle Sea: New and Selected Poems by Paul Henry - "The new, previously unpublished poems...represent the best work of a lyric poet who deserves a wider readership." TLS

"There's a consistency of tone and voice in Paul Henry's work - gentle, regretful and effortlessly musical - stretching from the earliest poems in 1991's Time Pieces right through to the present day"

Fire Drill: Notes on the twenty-first century by John Barnie - "This reasoned, readable atheistic and humanist collection stares the world uncompromisingly in the face – something most of us try to avoid" Western Mail

Time Being by Ruth Bidgood - WINNER of the Roland Mathias Prize 2011 and also a Poetry Society Recommendation.

The Mabinogion Series - Retelling of the Mabingogion stories

White Ravens by Owen Sheers - “a gripping tale of the unexpected that fuses Welsh myth and modern macabre into a superb, bewitching whole” Sunday Times

"a gripping contemporary story… brilliantly absorbs the magical elements of the original” The Guardian

The Ninth Wave by Russell Celyn Jones - The Ninth Wave is an arresting, contemporary retelling of a centuries-old Welsh myth.

The Meat Tree by Gwyneth Lewis - "It provides a satisfying bizarre context for a narrative about an unfaithful woman made of flowers who turns into an owl, while Lewis's inspector observes events from a hilariously jobs-worth perspective" The Guardian

"The successful recreation of myth requires a wiliness that exceeds that of the original; myth makers, and Lewis patiently and skillfully demonstrates that wiliness in presenting to her readers" TLS

The Dreams of Max and Ronnie by Niall Griffiths - "..both tales include passages of razor-sharp humour as well as great beauty and poignancy..." New Welsh Review

"Griffiths also supplies the best sign-off of the series so far" The Guardian

Brand New! The White Trail by Fflur Dafydd - Life is tough for Cilydd's, after his wife Goleuddydd, who is nine months pregnant, seems to vanish into thin air at a supermarket one wintry afternoon. Cilydd gets his cousin, Arthur - a private eye who has never solved a single case - to help him with the investigation.

Brand New! The Prince's Pen by Horatio Clare - Award-winning author Horatio Clare refracts politics, faith and the contemporary world order through the prism of some of the earliest British myth, the Mabinogion, to ask who are the outsiders, the infidels and who the enemy within.


Palas Print - Caernarfon, Palas Print Pendref - Bangor, The Hours - Brecon, Book-ish - Crickhowell, Chepstow Bookshop, Caban - Cardiff, National Musuem of Wales St Fagans - Cardiff, National Musuem of Wales Main Gallery - Cardiff, National Musuem of Wales Roman Legion - Caerleon, Wales Millennium Centre - Portmeirion, Nickleby's - Llantwit Major, Verzon Books - Llandrindod Wells, Siop Hen Bont - Bridgend, Senedd Bookshop - Cardiff, Siop y Ganolfan - Merthyr, Burway Books - Church Stretton, Pemberton's - Hay, Arts Centre Bookshop - Aberystwyth,
Tenby Bookshop, Cover to Cover - Mumbles (Swansea), Awen Teifi - Cardigan, National Library of Wales - Aberystwyth, National Museum of Wales Waterfront Museum - Swansea and Siop Sian - Crymych