Non-Return, Dai Vaughan
Dai Vaughan
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<p>A hugely energetic rumination on politics, family and fiction, <em>Non-Return</em> traces the life of a technical draughtsman and writer, following his efforts to reconcile his art and his everyday life.<br /><br />Interspersed with exquisitely-written short fictions, this is a novel about fatherhood, work, memory...
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dats love, leonara brito
Leonora Brito
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<p>Dorothy, 59, takes up nude modelling; Dooley Wilson&rsquo;s funeral in Cardiff; the assassination of J.F.K.; what&rsquo;s going down at the Blue Bayou; the road that was once a canal; Dido Elizabeth Belle, a slave in England. These are just some of the characters and situations in Leonora Brito&rsquo;s wide-ranging collection...
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small country, sian james, seren classics
Sian James
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<div><em>A Small Country</em> is the story of the Evans family, farmers in Carmarthenshire. In the summer of 1914 son Tom returns from Oxford to find the family falling apart. His handsome father has gone to live with schoolmistress Miriam Lewis, who is to have his child. His mother, broken-hearted, lies ill in bed, while his...
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Christopher Meredith
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<p>Clint and Dustin are coconuts, 10L have turned into three-toed sloths, Gron is becoming Zero Mostel, the lower sixth is an airliner of people about to fall out of the sky, and you, you&rsquo;ve turned into a three-eyed Martian who speaks a nounless language and has forgotted to pay the child minder. But what&rsquo;s all this got...
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Margiad Evans
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<p>English literature has a fine tradition of rural writing, and one of this century&rsquo;s greatest exponents was Margiad Evans (1909-1958). Although born in Uxbridge, she was brought up near Ross-on-Wye, and it is the south Herefordshire borderlands, its farmsteads, hamlets and towns, which are the setting for <em>The Old And...
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Who Stole a Bloater?
Frances Thomas
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<p>Meet the Vaughan family: Mamma, Dadda, Davy, his five sisters and baby brother Owen. They live in a small house in a Welsh Valley before the First World War.<br /><br />This charming book chronicles some of their adventures: Bessie&rsquo;s hunger strike for the latest fashion; Owen&rsquo;s sudden and mysterious...
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last light breaking, patrick corcoran
Patrick Corcoran
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<p>Connolly, old, recently widowed, body declining, is marooned in the house of his son in Wales. An Irishman from Carlow he joined the British army to escape poverty and found himself on the wrong side of the Irish conflict and the wrong side of the Irish Sea. At the end of his life Connolly can only wonder what form an &rsquo;Irish...
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Roger Granelli
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<p>In the 1984 Miners&rsquo; Strike two brothers find themselves in the no man&rsquo;s land between police line and picket line. A union official, Edwin Bowles is deeply involved in organising striking miners and defending his community. His younger brother Elliott is an ambitious policeman who sees promotion in the strike. The two...
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Unconditional Surrender
Emyr Humphreys
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<p>In the months between May and August 1945 the world is both winding down and changing forever. The European war over, Britain looks to the future and prepares for a general election. Unknown to all but a few, life is about to be pitched into the atomic age.<br /><br /><em>Unconditional Surrender</em> charts these...
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pestilence, william owen roberts
William Owen Roberts
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<p>From the elegance and refinement of Cairo&rsquo;s Madrasa Academy sets out Salah Ibn al Khatib, whose mission is to avenge his wronged family by killing the King of France. In a bizarre and exotic journey the luckless Salah encounters whores and rogues, popes and priests, bishops, kings and queens. As he penetrates the dark and...
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Christmas in Wales, Dewi Roberts
Dewi Roberts
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<p>Celebrate Christmas the Welsh way in the company of some of the country&rsquo;s leading writers, past and present. Christmas mass, the nativity play, turkey and plum pudding, the Mari Lwyd, presents, the weather, the shopping and post-festive blues are among the many subjects drawn from stories, poems, diaries and letters. Wartime...
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Emyr Humphreys
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<p><strong>Wales Book of the Year Winner, 1999</strong></p><p><em>The Gift of a Daughter</em> is a novel of delusion and self-knowledge, tradition and change, loss and identity in which the pace, plotting, characterisation and dialogue are as faultless as we expect from a writer of Emyr Humphreys&rsquo...
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shifts, christopher meredith
Christopher Meredith
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<p><em>&quot;the classic statement about the [post-industrial] situation, both social and personal&quot; </em><strong>- Prof. Stephen Knight in </strong><em><strong>One Hundred Years of Fiction</strong></em></p><p><em>&quot;A first novel of consummate skill&...
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Wanting to Belong
Mike Jenkins
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<p>Helen&rsquo;s in mourning because Liam has killed himself - she felt she really knew him. Gary is in trouble with the law after that episode with the car. Catherine and Gavin were due some fun in the graveyard before a hair-raising interruption. Tracey wants to play football. And Matthew, well he&rsquo;s on another planet...
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Robert Watson
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<p>At the end of the Fifties the quiet fishing town of Milford Haven faces the future as plans for an oil refinery are announced. Traditional values are challenged when big city corruption arrives in the shape of a dead man and a briefcase full of money. The comfortable life of trawlerman John Eakins and his family is plunged into chaos as...
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changes and dreams, glenda beagan
Glenda Beagan
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<p>Reflection and re-evaluation lie at the centre of these thirteen stories. Their characters - mostly women - have reached a point in their lives , sometimes one of crisis, at which they must review what has passed and hazard a guess at what is to come. They are confronted by the dilemma of how to proceed: by boldly cutting free or simply...
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Clare Morgan
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<p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK; PLEASE DO NOT ORDER AS WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO SUPPLY.</span><br /> <br /> Each story in <em>An Affair of the Heart </em>questions the apparently romantic title through its exploration of the enigmatic state of mind known as...
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Rhys Davies
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<p>When Rhonwen discovers her husband is spending his early retirement playing bowls and conducting an affair, her response is coldly murderous. But the relief of retribution is replaced by a guilt which haunts her in the form of a ram with red horns. Pushed to the point of madness she begins a new life and confronts her husband&rsquo;s...
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outside the house of baal, emyr humphreys
Emyr Humphreys
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<p><br /><br />Spanning the twentieth century, <em>Outside the House of Baal</em> is the story of the conflict between public duty and personal love. In the course of a day J.T. Miles looks back over his life, a &quot;Good Man&quot; confronted by the choices of living. He is forced to contemplate the modern...
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Tide-Race, Brenda Chamberlain
Brenda Chamberlain
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<p><em>Tide-Race</em> is a remarkable account of life on Bardsey (known as Ynys Enlli to Welsh speakers), a remote and mysterious island off the coast of North Wales. Brenda Chamberlain lived on the island from 1947 to 1961, during the last days of its hardy community. The combination of Bardsey, ancient site of Christian...
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out of nowhere, roger granelli
Roger Granelli
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<p>White British guitarist Frank Magnani arrives in fifties New York to break into the smoky world of jazz. Coming home from the austerity of post-war Europe to a land of plenty he finds there&rsquo;s plenty to learn. His education is not confined to music alone, he also finds himself in a world where ego is everything, the musicians are...
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R S Thomas Selected Prose
R.S. Thomas
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<p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK; PLEASE DO NOT ORDER AS WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO SUPPLY.</span><br /> <br /> R.S. Thomas is Wales&rsquo;s most eminent poet in the English language, and one of the most acclaimed poets writing in Britain today. Since 1946 he has published...
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Selected Stories of Alun Richards
Alun Richards
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<p>Elgar Davies, Hon. Sec. of Pontlast RFC; scandalised Elmyra Mouth; lawyer Bunny Leyshon; Jehoidah Wetter, public convenience attendant; dream girl Dottie Lemon; Esme and her famous fly-half husband. The characters from Alun Richards&rsquo;s classic short stories are joined by new figures soon to be held in equal affection: T.J.,...
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don't stand so close, lloyd rees
Lloyd Rees
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<p>Tom Browning is 36. Bored and frustrated at home, he has reached the point of cynicism as a music teacher in a comprehensive school. Asking a class to respond to the lyrics of some pop music, it is Tom, afraid of growing fat, bald and middle-aged, who discerns a spurious truth in the hope and yearning of the words. He promptly falls in...
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