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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<p>In New Stories from the Mabinogion ten great authors have taken the Celtic myth cycle as a starting point to give us masterly re-workings with a modern twist in a series both various and wonderful. We have reached the orbit of Mars, the Tower of London and the edges of India, travelled in time to WW2 and forward to the near future, seen...
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Fountainville, Tishani Doshi
Tishani Doshi
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<p>Fountainville is a strange, lonely town on the edge of everywhere, with its own healing secrets, as revealed by Luna, assistant to Begum, the Lady of the Fountain, in this retelling of celtic Mabinogion myth by poet and novelist Tishani Doshi. Under their care the town flourishes, but when the mysterious Mr Knight arrives at their house...
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The Tip of My Tongue, Trezza Azzopardi
Trezza Azzopardi
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<p>Enid wants a dog and wants to be a spy, but listening in on adult conversations doesn&rsquo;t seem to bring her any nearer to understanding their troubled world. For all that,when times get tough and she has to stay with the Erbins, particularly her rich and spoilt cousin Geraint, she has plenty of verbal ammunition to help her fight...
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Ibrahim and Reenie, David Llewellyn
David Llewellyn
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<p>Ibrahim is walking from Cardiff to London. He has his reasons and he&rsquo;s not doing it for charity. What he hasn&rsquo;t counted on is bumping into seventy-five-year-old cockney Reenie doing the same thing, before he&rsquo;s even reached Newport.</p><p>With her life&rsquo;s luggage in a shopping trolley,...
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Yanick Lahens
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<p>Port au Prince, Haiti. The police roam the streets and no-one is safe. Fignolé, musician, political radical is missing. His sisters Joyeuse and Angelique search for their young brother amid the colourful bustle, urban deprivation and political tension of the city. Eventually they will find him, but in the process they will also have found...
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Francesca Rhydderch
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<p><strong>Winner of Wales Book of the Year, English Language Fiction 2014</strong><br />Francesca Rydderch has been shortlisted for the BBC Short Story Award 2014<br /><br />This is a story of war told from the edges. Four interweaving accounts relate the intimate havoc wrought by military conflict on...
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All the Souls, Mary-Ann Constantine
Mary-Ann Constantine
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<p>Two doctors and a folklorist meet in northern Brittany in 1898, determined to prove that leprosy still exists. But their ardour for collecting evidence draws them into a dark, watchful landscape where superstition is rife. Many of the stories in <em>All the Souls </em>hover round themes of &lsquo;collecting&rsquo; and...
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The Scattering, Jaki McCarrick
Jaki McCarrick
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<p><strong>Shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize, 2014</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;...an amazing body of work...this book deserves tremendous success and a very wide readership.&quot; <strong><em>&ndash; <a href="http://rereadinglives.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/the-...
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New Stories from the Mabinogion – The Complete Box Set
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<h3><strong>First Edition and Signed Copies exclusive to Seren </strong></h3><p>In New Stories from the Mabinogion ten great authors have taken the Celtic myth cycle as a starting point to give us masterly re-workings with a modern twist in a series both various and wonderful. We have reached the orbit of Mars, the...
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Sean Tyrone, Symphony of Horrors, Mark Ryan
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<p>&lsquo;It seemed as if the whole town had died.&#39;</p><p>Sean O&#39;Brien left his wife and son in County Tyrone to find work as a collier in the South Wales Valleys. Years later Niamh O&#39;Brien is dying and sends her son Jack on a quest to find out what became of his father. Sean &lsquo;Tyrone&...
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Bird, Blood, Snow, Cynan Jones
Cynan Jones
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<p><a href="http://americymru.net/profiles/blogs/peredur-immune-to-mildness-an-inter... target="_blank">Peredur - &#39;Immune to mildness&#39; An Interview With Cynan Jones</a></p><p><em>&quot;...a remarkably interesting interpretation of this legendary hero&#39;s doing indeed&...
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See How They Run, Lloyd Jones
Lloyd Jones
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<p>&quot;Lloyd Jones&#39;s novella has the epic scope of the novels of Umberto Eco... the quirkiness and attention to details of John Irving.&quot; <em>&ndash; <strong>New Welsh Review</strong></em><br /><br />&quot;Jones captures a magic largely absent from the modern world.&quot...
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Big Low Tide
Candy Neubert
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<p><strong>Book of the Month</strong> <strong>(Oct &#39;12)</strong> - <a href="http://www.cypruswell.org/book-of-the-month.php" target="_blank">Cyprus Well</a><br /><br /><em>&quot;Her writing is atmospheric and descriptive...&quot; </em>- <strong...
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The Book of Idiots, Christopher Meredith
Christopher Meredith
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<p>&quot;...a darkly comic triumph full of uncomfortable truths&quot; <strong>- </strong><em><strong>ShortList Magazine</strong></em><br /><br />&quot;Read it. You will hold in your hands a work of consummate skill.&quot;<em><strong> - Planet</strong></em...
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The Gospel of Us, Owen Shees
Owen Sheers
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<p><em>&quot;Owen is one of the finest writers at work today. He always finds the sublime in the everyday and the miracle in the mundane.&quot;</em><strong> - Michael Sheen</strong></p><p>While the town awaits the arrival of the Company Man, a stranger appears in the windswept dunes, singing songs...
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After Brock, Paul Binding
Paul Binding
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<p>&quot;Animal magic on the borders between youth and maturity<em>&quot;</em> <em><strong>&ndash; The Independent</strong></em></p><p>&quot;After Brock shows how natural drama infuses human behaviour with resonant meaning, and vice versa.&quot; <strong>&ndash;...
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Robert Minhinnick
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<p><em>The Keys of Babylon</em> was shortlisted for the <strong>Wales Book of the Year Award 2012 </strong>and long-listed for the<strong> Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2012</strong></p><p>A story from this collection &#39;El Aziz: some pages from his notebooks&#39; was shortlisted for...
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Fflur Dafydd, The White Trail
Fflur Dafydd
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<p><em>&quot;Dafydd seamlessly amalgamates the extraordinary into the everyday in her reworking of &#39;Culhwch and Olwen&#39;&quot; </em><strong>The Guardian 2011</strong></p><p>Life is tough for Cilydd, after his wife Goleuddydd, who is nine months pregnant, seems to vanish into thin air...
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The Prince's Pen, Horatio Clare
Horatio Clare
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<p><em>&quot;...an epic tale of conflict, faith and banishment...this reworked tale provides a graphic depict</em><em>ion of the cruelty of war and torture&quot; </em><strong>The Guardian 2011</strong></p><p>The Invaders&#39; drones hear everything and see all. England is now a...
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Second Chance, Sian James
Sian James
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<h2><br /><br /><br /><em>&quot;A superb ear for dialogue and a marksman eye for revealing detail.&quot;</em> <strong>-- Sunday Times</strong></h2><p><em>&ldquo;Siân James writes fluently and with lively humour.&rdquo;</em> <strong>-- The Times</strong...
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