• Waterfalls of Stars recounts the author’s ten years spent as a warden on isolated Skomer, caring for the Island’s important bird and seal populations, dealing with periods of isolation and hardship. This is an inspiring and entertaining book, the perfect read for anyone in need of an escape.

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Graham Clifford
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<p>The winner of the Poetry Wales Purple Moose Prize for 2010 is <em>Welcome Back to the Country</em> by Graham Clifford.</p> <p>Judges <a href="http://www.serenbooks.com/author/zo%C3%AB-skoulding">Zo&euml; Skoulding</a> and <a href="http://www.serenbooks.com/author/patrick-mcguinness...
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Fire Drill, John Barnie
John Barnie
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<p><em>Fire Drill</em> is an ambitious collection of essays in which the author &#39;attempts to make sense of the first decade of the twenty-first century&#39;. It represents a strand of contemporary thought at once Barnie&rsquo;s but also that of a wider, if relatively silent section of the general public. The...
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Zihhal Bethell, Le Temps des Cerises
Zillah Bethell
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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Zillah Bethell brings events to life in a rollercoaster, almost caricature-like style, rather than a realistic reconstruction of history and hardship, although the details of the setting are keenly researched and acutely dramatised.&nbsp; Her protagonist is Eveline, a young woman longing for action,...
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Real Bloomsbury, Nick Murray
Nicholas Murray
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<p><br /><br /><strong>&quot;His (Murray) amiably informative and well-illustrated book is the ideal companion to any tour.&quot;&nbsp;</strong><br /><em>The Independent</em></p><p>Birthplace of Christian Socialism. Site of the British Museum, University College, RADA, the...
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Mike Jenkins, Moor Music
Mike Jenkins
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2> <p><br /> In this innovative new book of poetry Mike Jenkins continues his life-long obsession with the history and fate of Wales, embodied, in this instance by both the glories of the landscape and the depredations suffered by the old industrial valleys in their years of decline. In contrast, his career...
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Sing Sorrow Sorrow, Gwen Davies
Gwen Davies
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<p><strong>&#39;I&#39;m not normally a reader of horror stories but found myself irresistibly drawn to these.&quot;</strong><br /><em>Maryom&#39;s, &#39;Our Book Review Online&#39; Blog</em></p><p><strong>&quot;Excellent collection&quot;</strong> bookgeeks....
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Paul Henry
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<p><em>&quot;I am at a loss to understand why this poet, who not only concerns himself with themes that would resonate with most readers but has the verbal and musical skill to make them resonate, is not more widely known and admired. When, recently, I had to name 15 authors who were important to me, he came up below Louise Gluck...
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The Dreams of Max and Ronnies  Griffiths, Niall
Niall Griffiths
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<p><br /><br /><em>&quot;..both tales include passages of razor-sharp humour as well as great beauty and poignancy...&quot;</em> <strong>- New Welsh Review</strong></p><p>Iraq-bound young squaddie Ronnie takes something dodgy and falls asleep for three nights in a filthy hovel where he...
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The Meat Tree, Gwyneth Lewis
Gwyneth Lewis
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<p><strong>&lsquo;The successful recreation of myth requires a wiliness that exceeds that of the original myth makers, and Lewis patiently and skillfully demonstrates that wiliness&rsquo; &ndash; The TLS</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>A dangerous tale of desire, DNA, incest and flowers plays...
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What did you do in the War, Mummy?, Mavis Nicholson
Mavis Nicholson
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<p>A wonderfully varied collection of women talk to Mavis Nicholson about their lives during the second world war. Their frank and vivid stories reveal intimate details of how they lived, worked, loved and coped in those years.<br /><br />They discuss the new freedoms, the make-do and mend, the hopes and the fears, as well as the...
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Llandaff Cathedral, Nick Lambert
Nick Lambert
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<p><strong>&quot;This long awaited but splendid book by Nick Lambert and his co-authors.. tribute is due to the team who produced it, with my thanks for their dedication and enthusiasm.&quot;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;...
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Understudies, Anne Marie Fyfe
Anne-Marie Fyfe
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<p>Anne-Marie Fyfe - as is apparent in her <em>Understudies: New and Selected Poems</em> - is a subtle and engaging poet. She has developed much like a painter, spare themes moving towards a deeper complexity. Her earlier work includes quite a few domestic interiors; rooms recalled from an Irish childhood and stories told by...
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You, John Haynes
John Haynes
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<p><span><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR THE T.S ELIOT PRIZE 2010</strong></span></p> <p>Read an interview with John Haynes on the Cyprus Well website <a href="http://www.cypruswell.com/interview.php">www.cypruswell.com</a></p> <p><em>You</em> is the new book-length...
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A Place of Meadows and Tall Trees, Clare Dudman
Clare Dudman
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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Impoverished and oppressed, they&rsquo;d been promised paradise on earth: a land flowing with milk and honey. But what the settlers found after a devastating sea journey was a cold South American desert where nothing could survive except tribes of nomadic Tehuelche Indians, possibly intent on massacring...
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De Chiricos Threads, Carol Rumens
Carol Rumens
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br /><em>De Chirico&rsquo;s Threads</em>, the new collection of poems from Carol Rumens features an unusual centre-piece, a verse-play, fizzing with ideas and surrealist imagery, based on the&nbsp; life and work of the Italian painter Georges De Chirico, as well as forty pages of...
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writing the picture, hurn, fuller
David Hurn
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<p><em>Writing the Picture</em> is a rare collaboration between a leading photographer and an eminent poet. Even more rare, it is a collaboration in which the poet responds to images, rather than a photographer or artists &lsquo;illustrating&rsquo; a poem. The book evolved from a previous assignment for <em>The...
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Phil Cope
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<p>Sacred wells have played an important part in the culture and landscape of Cornwall for several millennia, and continue to do so. <em>Holy Wells: Cornwall</em> is a collection of beautiful colour photographs of forty-five of the most important and pre-eminent wells in the county, accompanied by an informative text about the...
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What the Water Gave Me, Pascale Petit
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<p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR THE T.S ELIOT PRIZE 2010 </strong></p><p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2011</strong></p><p>&quot;Pascale&#39;s poems are as fresh as paint, and make you look all over again at Frida and her brilliant and tragic life.&quot; Jackie Kay, The...
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dannie abse: a sourcebook
Cary Archard
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<p>Dannie Abse, whose career as a poet spans sixty years, has made a huge contribution to the literature and literary life of Wales and to writing in English. This Sourcebook is an essential companion to the poetry, prose, drama and critical writings of a major poet. Cary Archard has edited and written about Abse&rsquo;s work for over...
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Slanderous Tongues, Daniel Williams
Daniel Williams
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<p><em>&#39;This is an unmistakably important book, and its publication will become a significamt landmark moment in the history of Welsh poetry in English.&#39;</em><strong> -- New Welsh Review</strong></p><p><em>Slanderous Tongues</em> addresses a shameful gap in Welsh literary...
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Touch, Graham Mort
Graham Mort
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<p><strong>WINNER OF THE EDGEHILL SHORT STORY PRIZE 2011</strong></p><p>From the heat of Africa to the warmth of France or the snowbound dales of northern England, this is an assured and absorbing collection.<br />&nbsp;<br />Including the Bridport prize-winning story &lsquo;The Prince&rsquo;,...
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Inroads, Carolyn Jess-Cooke
Carolyn Jess-Cooke
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<p>This debut collection from Seren, <em>Inroads</em>, showcases a startling new talent. Carolyn Jess-Cooke has a sophisticated poetic intelligence as well as a great sense of fun. The opening piece, &lsquo;Accent&rsquo; where &lsquo;stowaway inflections and locally-produced slang/have passports of their own&rsquo...
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lime lemon sarsaparilla
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<p><br /><br /><br />Lime, Lemon and Sarsaparilla is a wonderful evocation of Italian life in south Wales from the turn of the century to the post-war years, when the Italian café was central to the social life of many small communities in the valleys.<br /><br />This first detailed book on the subject follows...
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inroads, carolyn jess-cooke
Carolyn Jess-Cooke
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<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 128);"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong>Shortlisted for the London Festival Fringe Prize for the Best First Collection of Poetry 2010.</strong></span></span></p> <p>This debut collection from Seren,<em>...
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