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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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The Keys of Babylon cover
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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The Last Hundred Days, Patrick McGuinness
Patrick McGuinness
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<p><strong>WINNER OF WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE 2012</strong><br /><br /><strong>WINNER OF THE 2012 WRITERS GUILD AWARD FOR &#39;BEST FICTION BOOK&#39;</strong><br /><br /><strong>LONG-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2011</strong></p><p><strong>SHORT-...
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Daniel's Beetles
Tony Bianchi
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<p><em>Daniel&#39;s Beetles</em> is the author&#39;s translation of his prizewinning novel, <em>Pryfeta</em></p><p>Daniel is six. One afternoon, while playing with insects in the garden, he sees his father fall to his death. Is he upset? It&rsquo;s difficult to say, because Daniel would prefer...
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Quality of Light, Richard Collins
Richard Collins
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<p><em>&quot;..Collins deftly pieces together the anatomy of a relationship, imagining what could have been, and offering a hint of hope for what might still come to pass&quot;</em> <strong>-- </strong><strong>The Guardian</strong></p><p><em>&quot;...this is another powerful,...
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The Colour of Grass, Nia Williams
Nia Williams
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<p><strong><em>&quot;This read will draw you into its story within minutes&quot;</em> </strong>Woman Magazine</p><p><em><strong>&quot;..witty, wry and charming&quot;</strong></em><strong> </strong>Western Mail</p><p><em>The Colour of...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Great Master of Ecstasy, Glenda Beagan
Glenda Beagan
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br /><em>The Great Master of Ecstasy</em> is Glenda Beagan&#39;s poignant collection of interlinked short stories. In her clear and thoughtful prose Glenda explores memory, inspiration and mental health, peering over the edge of the natural world with sometimes chilling results.&...
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clwyd anthology,Dewi Roberts
Dewi Roberts
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<p>From the Airbus at Broughton to the castle at Rhuddlan; from the resorts of the coast to the International Eisteddfod at Llangollen; from the farms of the Vales to the mountains of Hiraethog; from the English of Wrexham to the Welsh of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, the county of Clwyd - the soon to disappear Clwyd - encompasses hugely...
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russell celyn jones
Russell Celyn Jones
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<p>Pwyll, a young Welsh ruler in a post-oil world, finds his inherited status and military obligations hard to take. Not only this but he&rsquo;s never quite sure how he&rsquo;s drawn into murdering his future wife&rsquo;s fiancé, losing his only son and switching beds with the king of the underworld&hellip; In this bizarrely...
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white ravens, owen sheers
Owen Sheers
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<p><em>&quot;a gripping contemporary story&hellip; brilliantly absorbs the magical elements of the original&rdquo; </em><strong>The Guardian</strong></p><p><em>&ldquo;Sheers makes his 20th-century setting sing but holds on to the otherworldliness of his source material&hellip; A...
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foreign bodies, candy neubert
Candy Neubert
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br />&lsquo;Deep down she had always known that the world was like this. It was incredible to think of all those people in their offices in London still living their grey lives, while here in the Philippines&hellip; this. Life bursting out everywhere.&rsquo;</p><p>Fresh from...
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Leslie Norris, Collected Stories
Leslie Norris
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<p>Leslie Norris&rsquo; stories are among the hidden treasures of modern short story writing. His fiction is one of epiphany and celebration. It charts the personal discoveries, small and large, which shape the growth of character and the intimate relationships between people, and also explores how nature impinges on humanity. Indeed, in...
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seahorses are real, zillah bethell
Zillah Bethell
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br />&quot;Savage and tender, <em>Seahorses are real</em> is a rich, unflinching fantasy of love and abuse.&quot; Kate Bingham</p><p>Marly&#39;s had enough of the cramped little rundown flat and wounded grey street where she lives with her fiance, David. If they...
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