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Birdsong, Dewi Roberts
Dewi Roberts
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<p>From the epic mythologies of the Mabinogion through to the present day, birds have exerted a powerful influence on the literature of Wales. This unique anthology gathers together a remarkable range of poetry and prose, illustrating the varied and multi-layered response of writers across many centuries.<br /><br />Birds are...
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Kate Roberts
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<p>Tea in the Heather is Kate Roberts&rsquo;s classic tale of family and community in the hill-farms and slate quarries of Gwynedd. Beautifully realised, never idealised, it follows the life of Begw Gruffydd, the little girl who grows from the age of four to nine in the book.<br /><br />With her eye for detail and her ear for...
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Gary Ley
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<p>Gary Ley&rsquo;s second novel is a compulsive psychological exploration of two obsessional characters forced together in rural Peru. José is a politics lecturer on the theoretical wing of Sendero Luminoso, the Marxist revolutionary group in Peru. Hugo is a Brit, an aeroplane salesman with a deal to tie up in Brazil. José is pre-...
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Caradoc Evans
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<p>Caradoc Evans is perhaps the most controversial writer Wales has ever produced. His first book, <em>My People</em>, met with outrage from the pulpit and the popular press, was banned in Cardiff, but also earned Evans comparison with Zola, Joyce and Lawrence.<br /><br />In <em>Capel Sion</em> Evans...
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short book about love, nicholas murray
Nicholas Murray
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<p>Love in all its guises is the subject of Nick Murray&rsquo;s wise and witty <em>A Short Book About Love</em>. Woven into a comic re-telling of the classic legend of Tristan and Iseult - one of the world&rsquo;s greatest love stories - is the story of Felix, growing up in post-war Liverpool and, in the wake of a father...
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<p>Poet, novelist, playwright, diaryist, anthologist and broadcaster, Dannie Abse has contributed hugely to literature in Britain. In <em>There Was a Young Man From Cardiff</em> he presents a series of deceptions - or are they? - which ask about the nature of &rsquo;truth&rsquo; and &rsquo;reality&rsquo;.<br /...
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emyr humphreys, ghosts strangers
Emyr Humphreys
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<p><em>Ghosts and Strangers</em> is an exquisite exploration of relationships. Wives and husbands, parents and children, lovers past and present, test and confirm the notion of love, the ingredient in life for which we all look. As the characters dance around each other, in France, Italy and Wales, Emyr Humphreys shows his...
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frial flesh, rob watson
Robert Watson
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<p>Some do it for the money. Some do if for the fun - they&rsquo;re the ones you really don&rsquo;t want to meet. The all powerful state. The individual out of control. Love is at the mercy of strangers. A kidnapping, an arms policy. No relationship is untangled, no loyalty is without conflict, no act beyond imagining. Visceral, taut...
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Teaching a Chicken to Swim
Rob Middlehurst
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<p><em>Teaching a Chicken to Swim</em>&nbsp;celebrates the work of nineteen graduates of the Masters in Writing course at the University of Glamorgan, among them Maria McCann, Richard John Evans, Pamela Johnson and Dan Rhodes.<br /><br />&quot;The University of Glamorgan is immensely proud of its Masters in...
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entertainment, richard john evans
Richard John Evans
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<p>Vitriolic in its disgust, malevolent in its humour, dazzling in its invective, <em>Entertainment</em> pushes you places you&rsquo;d rather not go, where life&rsquo;s more bearable on vodka and whizz, bogs are for shagging other blokes&rsquo; birds and the pub singer&rsquo;s crap and he&rsquo;s your dad....
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folk music, sheenagh pugh
Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>Set in a country lying somewhere between Wales and central Asia, in a time which might be the middle ages or the near-present, <em>Folk Music</em> is a rounded and satisfying portrayal of a small rural community, its loves and its conflicts, and the tensions which threaten its cohesion.<br />Central to the story is the...
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Roger Granelli
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<p>Mark&rsquo;s fifteen. His friends call him Psycho. He hates school and has a burgeoning career in house-breaking. His dad left when he was just a kid, and now he&rsquo;s stuck on a mountain-top estate with the worst reputation in Wales. His best mate Daniels - if you can call him a mate - sniffs glue. Emma&rsquo;s always...
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alun richards, selected stories 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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<p>The thirteen prize-winners in the 1999 Rhys Davies Short Story Competition offer a variety which couldn&rsquo;t have been constructed by a commissioning editor. Judges Leslie Thomas, Clare Morgan and Herbert Williams have chosen across a wide range of authors, subjects and styles marked by the single common factor of excellent writing...
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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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