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sea holly, robert minhinnick
Robert Minhinnick
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<div><strong>Shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize</strong><br /><br />&lsquo;It&rsquo;s language quicksilvering a howl of anguish&hellip;on the strength of this book alone, Minhinnick stakes his claim to be regarded as the finest writer working in any genre in Wales today.&rsquo; <strong>&...
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The Woman who Loved an Octopus and Other Saint's Tales
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<p>From the sensuous sea to flight from the world, <em>The Woman who Loved an Octopus</em> is an inspired collection of twelve themed short stories, based on the lives and legends of thirteen Celtic women saints from the first millennium.</p><p>Retelling their stories in an intimate, contemporary sometimes startling...
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Monica, Saunders Lewis
Saunders Lewis
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<p>Opinion on <em>Monica </em>has been deeply divided since its publication in 1930. Saunders Lewis&rsquo;s first novel was fiercely attacked by Welsh-speaking critics for its portrayal of sexual obsession and manipulation. For the first time the psychology which was such a feature of the work of contemporary authors was...
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in praise of navigation
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<p>From the West Indies to Shanghai, this collection of contemporary short stories opens up a new world of Dutch writing to English language readers. Subjects range from poetry to paranoia, power and desire as the reader is taken on a voyage around the globe, or focussed on a claustrophobic homeland. The variety of style, subject and...
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everything must change, graham davies
Grahame Davies
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<p><strong><em>&quot;..simply the best novel I have ever read from our nation..&quot; Mike Jenkins (Welsh Poet and author)</em></strong></p><p><em>Everything Must Change</em> is a thoughtful first novel, exploring the place of passionately held, radical beliefs in the modern world. The...
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pumping up napoleon, maria donovan
Maria Donovan
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<p><em>Pumping Up Napoleon</em> is an assured collection of fifteen short stories with an offbeat take on human relationships, and the relationship of the rather unreliable human body to mind and spirit. &lsquo;Offbeat&rsquo; includes dog massage, cloning your own four-foot son for organ transplants, and a university...
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swansea anthology
James A. Davies
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<p>Swansea and its surroundings have a literary pedigree that spans many centuries, with both native and visiting writers finding inspiration here.<br /><br /><em>A Swansea Anthology</em> features the work of a broad spectrum of writers from the established and revered such as Dylan Thomas, Leslie Norris and Harri...
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mr cassini, lloyd jones
Lloyd Jones
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<p><strong>WINNER OF WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2007</strong><br /><br /><em>Mr Cassini</em> a remarkable follow-up to the award-winning Mr Vogel.<br /><br /><em>Mr Cassini</em>&nbsp; is an amazing journey through the geography of one man&rsquo;s troubled mind as he tries...
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Eleven, david llewellyn
David Llewellyn
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<p>&nbsp;</p><div>&quot;A compulsive read... its hilarious depiction of the grim hypocrisy of modern working life, <em>Eleven</em> is on a par with The Office.&quot; <em><strong>&ndash; The Guardian</strong></em><br /><br />In Cardiff&rsquo;s offices and call...
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Overland, richard collins
Richard Collins
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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Welcome to the happy-go-lucky world of 19-year-old Daniel Brownlow as he travels abroad after leaving school. Things &rsquo;just happen&rsquo; to Dan, a Seventies teenager with a blue Mohican and the nickname &rsquo;Madness&rsquo;.</p><p>In <em>Overland</em> &ndash;...
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the awakening, kate roberts
Kate Roberts
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br />A new translation of <em>The Awakening</em>, a classic novel by Kate Roberts, the major author of twentieth century Welsh literature.</p><p>The happy family life of Lora Ffennig is shattered when her husband abruptly and unexpectedly leaves her for a colleague. The world...
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Robert Minhinnick, To Babel and Back
Robert Minhinnick
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br />Winner of Wales Book of the Year Award 2006.</p><p><br />&ldquo;On the strength of this book alone, Minhinnick stakes his claim to be regarded as the finest writer working in any genre in Wales today.&rdquo;&nbsp; <strong>Jim Perrin, </strong><strong...
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the shop, emyr humphreys
Emyr Humphreys
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<p>Eddie Lloyd, troubled son of the famous Welsh actor Orlando Lloyd is introduced to ambitious film-maker Bethan Mair Nichols, and immediately finds himself captivated by the intense young woman.&nbsp; It transpires that Bethan&rsquo;s Great Aunt Sulwen has left her a derelict shop in rural Wales.&nbsp; As the novel and their...
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Peter Finch
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<div>Peter Finch and Grahame Davies are ideally placed to select the writers and writing which reflect the modern Cardiff. Here are revealing and entertaining contributions from some of the finest writers in Britain, all of whom have something personal, original and incisive to say about the city &ndash; including Niall Griffiths, Dannie...
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Mihangel Morgan
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<p>One of the most exciting works of modern Welsh-language fiction, available in English for the first time.</p><p>The dull life of unemployed academic Dr Jones changes forever when he sees a young man naked on a building top, threatening to jump to his death. Persuaded to come down, the stranger is befriended by Jones. Melog...
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love on the borders, martin bax
Martin Bax
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<p>Innovative, erudite and enormously entertaining, <em>Love on the Borders</em> is the work of a unique literary mind: wideranging, encyclopaedic, insightful and enormously readable, it follows spirited 40-something Celestine as she walks the length of Offa&rsquo;s Dyke - the ancient earthwork which traces the boundary...
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cecil Noreen, patrick corcoran
Patrick Corcoran
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<p><em>&quot;I recommend this book to anyone who would enjoy a realistic romantic novel with plenty of interesting, lively details and prose that flows gracefully, a novel that encapsulates the many aspects of this life, even the hard ones in which many of us have trouble finding the good&quot;</em> - <a href="...
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The Land as Viewed from the Sea
Richard Collins
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<p>Richard Collins&rsquo; debut novel is a dreamlike meditation on land and sea and the illusory nature of love. Two friends work together on a smallholding: one allows the other to read the novel he is writing, &rsquo;The Land as Viewed from the Sea&rsquo;. As the novel unfolds, fiction begins to intrude upon reality, redefining...
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Childhood, Dewi Roberts
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<p>&lsquo;I like very much people telling me about their childhood, but they&rsquo;ll have to be quick or else I&rsquo;ll be telling them about mine&rsquo; said Dylan Thomas, and it is true that childhood &ndash; real and invented &ndash; exerts a particular fascination for writers. Perhaps the world is more vivid to...
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crystal spirit, roger granelli
Roger Granelli
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<div><em>Crystal Spirit</em> is the story of David Hicks, arrogant and petulant son of a Welsh collier, set to escape the pit through education, but trapped into marriage and a shopkeeping job he hates. Denied his freedom he grows to maturity through the Labour movement and his experiences as a volunteer in the International...
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love & war, sian james
Sian James
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<p>Siân James brings her customary narrative flair and ear for dialogue to this beautifully-observed novel of love, scandal and grief set in wartime rural Wales.<br /><br />For three years, young teacher Rhian Evans has lived a life of isolation in her small village, patiently awaiting the return of her soldier-husband, Huw....
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Lloyd Jones
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<p>Winner of the&#39; McKitterick First Novel Award&#39;</p><p>Shortlisted for the &#39;Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction&#39;</p><p>&quot;ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE BOOKS EVER WRITTEN ON THE SUBJECT OF WALES.&quot; So said Jan Morris of Lloyd Jones&rsquo; extraordinary...
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The Plum Tree
John Gwilym Jones
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<p>Published in 1946, <em>Y Goeden Eirin</em> was hailed as a masterly collection by one of the most accomplished exponents of the short story in the Welsh language. This new translation - <em>The Plum Tree</em> - makes the writing of John Gwilym Jones available to English-speaking readers for the first time....
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a stranger at home, dennis ratcliffe
Denis F. Ratcliffe
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<p>An extraordinary epic about the insanity of war and the lengths men will go to for those they love, <em>A Stranger at Home</em> follows a member of the German SS who, through a remarkable series of events, finds himself fighting for the Russians in the hell of Stalingrad. Brilliantly plotted and painstakingly researched, A...
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