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Raymond williams
Tony Pinkney
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<p>Raymond Williams (1921-1988) was one of the most original and influential thinkers of the post-war period. Many know him for his work on mass culture and his left-wing literary criticism, yet he is also the author of six novels, set in his native Welsh border country. This area was central to all of Williams&rsquo; work and it seems...
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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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Sean Street The Dymock Poets
Sean Street
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<p>Hardback edition will be supplied at no extra cost. as the paperback is currently out of stock.<br /><br />Shortly before the First World War a group of poets gathered in the small village of Dymock, in rural Gloucestershire, forming an interacting colony of talent. Their number included Lascelles Abercrombie, Wilfrid Gibson,...
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Stephen Wade, The Girl Who Lived On Air
Stephen Wade
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<p>Sarah Jacob was the Carmarthenshire farm girl who dominated the national and regional press for almost all of 1869. In the popular imagination she was &lsquo;the Welsh fasting girl&rsquo; and although she was not the first anorexic, she was arguably the first to cause a national furore, and become something of a celebrity. She...
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The Gwilliam Seasons, 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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Barney Norris
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A rare duet, in which father and son rediscover a whole world through the redeeming power of art.&rsquo;<br />&ndash; Declan Kiberd</strong></p><p><br />In <em>The Wellspring </em>acclaimed novelist and dramatist Barney Norris conducts a conversation with his even...
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