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Dr John Pikoulis
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<p>Alun Lewis (1915-1944) was the most prominent writer of World War Two, in poetry and short fiction. <em>Raiders&rsquo; Dawn</em> (1942), answered the critics&rsquo; questions about the absence of war poets in that conflict, and his story collection <em>The Last Inspection</em> (1943) was a best selling...
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Dennis potter
Peter Stead
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<p>Dennis Potter is the most gifted and influential playwright in television history. Millions of people have been fascinated by his novels, plays, adaptations and films. Brilliant Oxford student, journalist, an early television critic, a failed parliamentary candidate, Potter belongs to that generation of the working-class which rose to...
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David N. Thomas
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<p>This second volume culled from the Colin Edwards Archive of interviews with Dylan Thomas&rsquo; family, friends and colleagues made during the 1960s covers Thomas&rsquo; &lsquo;adult&rsquo; life from his move, aged 20, to London to become a professional writer to his death in New York 51 years ago. It is a story which we...
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Dylan Remembered, Volume One: 1914-1934
David N. Thomas
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<p>This is the first of two volumes of transcribed interviews about the poet Dylan Thomas. Journalist, broadcaster, and author Colin Edwards interviewed numerous sources close to Thomas for a planned biography of the poet, but he was unable to begin work before his early death. The transcribed tapes have been edited into two collections,...
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<p>Drawing on new research and interviews with people who knew Dylan Thomas during his stay in Cardiganshire, David Thomas has uncovered exciting new material which will surprise Dylan fans and scholars alike. The Majoda shooting, the setting of Under Milk Wood, Thomas&rsquo;s literary connections, the claims that he spied for British...
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fatal neglect who killed dylan thomas
David N. Thomas
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<p>Who and what killed Dylan Thomas? The death of this iconic writer, in New York in November 1953, remains shrouded in mystery fifty-five years later. What might have been a triumphant new departure in his career and life with the first production of <em>Under Milk Wood</em>, and plans to work on operas with Igor Stravinsky and...
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Francis kilvert
David Lockwood
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<p>Kilvert&rsquo;s diaries are famous throughout the world. They are acclaimed for quality of the diarist&rsquo;s response to Victorian society and his passionate love of the natural world. Life in his two homes, near Chippenham and on the Radnor-Hereford border (now known as &rsquo;Kilvert Country&rsquo;) shines through his...
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Intermittent journals dannie abse
Dannie Abse
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<p>&#39;More, please Dannie&#39; said <em>The Sunday Times</em> on the publication of <em>Journals from the Ant-Heap</em> in 1986. <em>Intermittent Journals</em> answers that call, bringing back into print that book and adding to it &rsquo;Notes Mainly from the Clinic&rsquo; (1981),...
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David Parry-Jones
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<p>Gwyn Nicholls (1874-1939) is the starting - and perhaps the end - point of any debate about great rugby centres. Playing at a time when rugby developed into the game known today, Nicholls was universally recognised as the outstanding back of his time and a great thinker about the game, both technically and tactically. At once, he was the...
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Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Donald Hunt
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<p>Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876) is one of the most influential figures in English Cathedral Music. In rewriting the settings of the Canticles he revived devotion to that part of the service; he is also the author of many memorable anthems. Beyond composition, his influence was extended through controversial reforming pamphlets on the...
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The Dawes Decades, John Dawes
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<p>Across the world the Welsh team of the late sixties and early seventies is fondly remembered for its mix of steely ball-winning and flamboyant try-scoring. The architect of their success was one of the game&rsquo;s outstanding thinkers: centre John Dawes.<br /><br />Working with Dawes, David Parry-Jones has produced an...
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The Gwilliam Seasons, David Parry Jones
David Parry-Jones
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<p>In the late forties and early fifties the Welsh rugby team was virtually unbeatable - indeed the 1953 side was the last to beat New Zealand. The teams then included some of the all-time greats: Cliff Morgan, Bleddyn Williams, Lewis Jones, Ken Jones. If the backs were outstanding, they were aided by a pack of rigour and technique which...
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Derek Bevan
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<p>A referee can&rsquo;t make a bad game good, but he can make a good game bad. Based on this assumption, Derek Bevan became one of the world&rsquo;s best - and best known - rugby union referees. He retired at the end of the 1999-2000 season, aged fifty, after 32 years as the man in the middle. During that long career he refereed in...
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