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laughter from the dark
Michael Parnell
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<p>Novelist, playwright, broadcaster, raconteur: by the time of his early death in 1981, Gwyn Thomas was widely admired as all these things, in addition to being a much-Ioved columnist in <em>Punch</em>. Once described as &rsquo;the greatest talker in the world&rsquo; he was the veteran entertainer of The Brains Trust and...
Jasmine Donahaye
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<p><strong>Wales Book of the Year Non-Fiction Winner, English Language Category 2016</strong></p><p>In 2007, in a chance conversation with her mother, a kibbutznik, Jasmine Donahaye stumbled upon the collusion of her family in the displacement of Palestinians in 1948. She set out to learn the story of what happened,...
W.H. Davies, Lawrence Normand
Lawrence Normand
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<p>The story of W.H. Davies is one of the most remarkable in twentieth century letters. Born in lowly circumstances in Newport, he moved to America where he lived as a hobo - a life he recorded in &rsquo;Autobiography of a Supertramp&rsquo;. During this period he lost a leg falling from a train and, manual work denied to him, Davies...