• Masque: this is not the story you think you know
Maria Donovan
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<p><strong>PRE-ORDER NOW &ndash; PUBLISHING 23 SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&lsquo;A thoroughly original, startling and very good novel indeed.&rsquo; - Fay Weldon</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;A beautifully written debut, with characters...
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Jonathan Tulloch
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A really clever look both at Larkin, at Hull, at the 1950s&rsquo; &ndash; Michael Arditti on BBC Radio 4</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Jonathan Tulloch gets the claustrophobia, and grey crippling littleness, in the physicalities of 1950s Britain and the grouchy, misanthropic...
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Kate Brown
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Dark and rich, The Women of Versailles is filled with political intrigue, sexual awakening, and the roots of revolution.&rsquo; &ndash; Peggy Riley</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;[<em>The Women of Versailles</em>] demonstrates the power of great storytelling and...
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Maggie Harris
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Heart-breaking and tender, Maggie Harris uses her powerful voice to explore hidden experiences&rsquo; &ndash; Disclaimer Magazine</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Maggie Harris&rsquo; stories are informed by the Caribbean, where she was born, and Britain where she has lived...
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My Falling Down House Jayne Joso
Jayne Joso
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<p><br /><strong>&lsquo;<em>My Falling Down House</em> is a masterpiece&rsquo; &ndash; Anne Janowitz, Emerita Professor, Dept of English, Queen Mary University of London</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;This is a novel for anyone who has had a setback in life; for anyone who ever...
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Masque Bethany W. Pope
Bethany W. Pope
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A novel richly layered with both gothic appeal and intellectual depth&rsquo; &ndash; Wales Arts Review</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;A&nbsp;tale full of vigour and action: the author employs the genre of the Gothic novel with effortless mastery&rsquo; &ndash; Ofi...
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Jo Mazelis
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<p><strong>Longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize, 2017</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Jo Mazelis knows that a riddling strangeness can yield its secret life to a story. The tales in this strong, pleasing, third collection hold and are transformed by that power.&rsquo; &ndash; Planet</strong></p...
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Helen Blackhurst
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Blackhurst&rsquo;s prose is so vivid that the reader can almost taste the dust and feel the unrelenting heat&rsquo; &ndash; Books Ireland</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Set in a small fictional mining town in south-west Australia, Monica Harvey, a twelve-year-old English...
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The World, the Lizard and Me
Gil Courtemanche
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<p><strong>&lsquo;The writing is exquisite, the structure flawless&rsquo; &ndash; Literogo</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>The World, the Lizard and Me</em> is a novel of testament to the plight of children caught up in the civil wars of Central Africa. First published in 2009,...
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Mary-Ann Constantine
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<p><strong>&lsquo;<em>Star-Shot</em> is one of those mysterious novels which slowly takes hold of you, turns you on your head, spins you around and makes you begin to question the world around you.&rsquo; &ndash; Wales Arts Review </strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Part fable, part...
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Anne Lauppe-Dunbar
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<p><strong>Shortlisted for the Cross Sports Book Awards, New Writer of the Year 2016</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&lsquo;Lauppe-Dunbar marshals the facts of history deftly, and devastatingly, into her fictional characterscape. Her narrative is unflinching and darkly sensual&rsquo...
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Alun Lewis
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<p><em>Morlais</em> is Alun Lewis&rsquo;s unpublished novel from the late&nbsp;1930s. The Lawrentian story of a young boy growing up in the poverty stricken industrial valleys of south Wales, it&nbsp;also reflects Lewis&rsquo;s own experiences, particularly his search for self-knowledge and his conviction that he...
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Cary Archard
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<p><em>Collected Stories</em> reprints the war stories of Alun Lewis in their entirety for the first time. It also collects stories published in student magazines and newspapers such as <em>The Guardian</em>, together with several previously unseen. In bringing together all this material, editor Cary Archard shows...
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Limestone Man, Robert Minhinnick
Robert Minhinnick
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<p>Richard Parry is a painter who cannot paint, a writer who doesn&rsquo;t write.&nbsp;</p><p>His obsession is Lulu, that &lsquo;orphan off the street&rsquo;, his aboriginal&nbsp; &lsquo;green child&rsquo;.</p><p>But on returning from Australia to his hometown he finds it has become...
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Jo Mazelis, Significance
Jo Mazelis
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<p><strong>First edition of <em>Significance</em> still available <a href="http://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/significance">here</a>.</strong... Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winner.</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&lsquo;Significance is...
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Graham Mort
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<p><strong>Longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize 2016</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>From England to Europe, Africa to South America, these stories from prize-winning short&nbsp;story writer Graham Mort explore relationships: father and child; man and wife; man and his environment.<br /><br /...
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Francesca Rhydderch
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<p><strong>&lsquo;All of these short stories crackle with creative skill.&rsquo; &ndash; The Short Story</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The best of contemporary Welsh short-story writing, New Welsh Short Stories offers a wide-ranging view of a country from new and established writers including...
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Advantages of the Older Man, Gwyneth Lewis
Gwyneth Lewis
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<p>A light-hearted novella exploring the strange case of a Swansea woman who is apparently possessed by the spirit of Dylan Thomas. Naturally all is not as it seems. The woman, who works in the Dylan Thomas Centre, meets a rather different Dylan from the one she knows by repute, one who doesn&rsquo;t really fit in with the ghosts of...
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Bilbao-New York-Bilbao, Kirmen Uribe
Elizabeth Macklin
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<p>Translated by Elizabeth Macklin.<br /><br />The day he knew he was going to die, Liborio Uribe took his young daughter in law to the Museum of Fine Arts to show her a picture. Liborio had spent his entire life at sea, like his son José, living out unforgettable adventures which would later fade into obscurity. Years after,...
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Tiffany Murray
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Sugar Hall glints and glimmers&rsquo; &ndash; David Mitchell, author of New York Times bestseller <em>The Bone Clocks </em>and <em>Cloud Atlas</em></strong></p><p>Easter 1955. As Lilia Sugar scrapes the ice from the inside of the windows and the rust from the locks...
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Significance
Jo Mazelis
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<p><strong>2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winner.</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&lsquo;Significance is written with admirable storytelling skill that weaves captivating narrative tension, poetic density and exploration of ideas.&rsquo; Valerie Sirr, Wales Arts Review<br /...
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Love and Fallout, Kathryn Simmonds
Kathryn Simmonds
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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&lsquo;A blast from the past&hellip;beautifully told&rsquo; &ndash; Maureen Lipman<br /><br />&lsquo;This is a five star read &ndash; one to take to bed at night and enjoy until the small hours&hellip; Kathryn Simmonds&rsquo...
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Six Pounds Eight Ounces, Rhian Elizabeth
Rhian Elizabeth
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<p>&nbsp;Hannah King is a liar, so everyone says. That means her stories of growing up in the Rhondda, as told in <em>Six Pounds Eight Ounces</em>, must be treated with caution. Debut novelist Rhian Elizabeth opens Hannah&rsquo;s notebook up on her own little world of crazy friends and crazy family, and a crazy school...
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Karen Fielding
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<p><strong>Gold Medal Winner: Best Regional Fiction, Independent Publisher Award 2015</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The lives of congenial American fly-fisherman Billy and his younger sister Alice meander alongside the Susquehanna River in this offbeat coming-of-age novel of death, madness, and fishing...
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