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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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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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Storm at Arberth, sian james
Sian James
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<p>Marian, a doctor&rsquo;s widow, has moved to a cottage in a small Pembrokeshire town. Her neighbour in the Big House, Gerald, an expert on the standing stones of the Preseli mountains, believes their power continues today. Marian is sceptical but her visitor, the once-beautiful Sally, is revitalised by some power which seems on that...
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The Genre of Silence
Duncan Bush
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<p>Duncan Bush&rsquo;s work brings to life, at times painfully, the work of the Russian poet Victor Bal, who &rsquo;disappeared&rsquo; under Stalinism. This surprising and original new book recalls the period by an intermingling of history and fiction which imaginative writers have always understood but that historians have...
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Glenda Beagan
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<p>Glenda Beagan&rsquo;s stories introduce a host of ordinary and extraordinary characters: Gypsy Hayes, who really can read the future but doesn&rsquo;t like what she sees; slightly sinister old Mrs Mossop (the &rsquo;saddist&rsquo;); the terribly embarrassed young Hafwen; Mrs Jenkins, Sgubor Fawr, who every so often screams...
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The Streets and the Stars, John Davies and Melvyn Jones
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<p>Edited by experienced teachers, John Davies and Melvyn Jones, The Streets And The Stars is a generous anthology of writing in English by authors living and working in Wales. Authors include Leslie Norris, Gillian Clarke, Dannie Abse, Christine Evans, R.S. Thomas, Jean Earle, Bruce Chatwin, Brenda Chamberlain, Dylan Thomas and many...
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collected stories of alun lewis
Alun Lewis
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<p>Alun Lewis (1915-1944) was one of the few great British writers of the Second World War. His early death at the age of twenty-eight robbed Wales of its most promising poet and story writer. Born and brought up near Aberdare in south Wales, the son of a teacher, he read history at Aberystwyth and Manchester. After a period of unemployment...
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Robert Watson
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<p><em>Rumours of Fulfilment</em> is a novel of the passing through to womanhood of two sisters, Rhiannon and Ruth McLellan. Living in a sleepy Welsh village, 18-year-old Rhiannon is determined to break out into a wider world by going to university in England. This and her young English art teacher seem to be an escape from...
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A Toy Epic, Emyr Humphreys
Emyr Humphreys
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<p><em>A Toy Epic </em>is the story of three boys moving towards the threshold of adult life in the Thirties. From differing backgrounds, their lives cross and touch until they become firm friends. Each of them, Michael, Albie and Iorwerth, take up the story in turn, creating their own particular world and contributing to the...
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The Show-Me State, Lloyd Rees
Lloyd Rees
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<p>When Arthur Noone arrives at South Missouri State University to research American usage of English, words almost fail to describe the fix in which he finds himself. Bored with academe and escaping a broken marriage, the weak-willed Arthur is desperate to have a good time with American beer and women. In a fruitless wait for a new woman...
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My People Caradoc Evans
Caradoc Evans
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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>The appearance of My People in 1915 caused a literary sensation. In England critics praised it as a work of art comparable with Zola and new writers such as Joyce. In Evans&rsquo;s native Wales there was outrage at his portrayal of rural west Wales. Instantly Evans became the most reviled man in his...
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lonely's game, R.W. Jones
R.W. Jones
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<p>The IRA are loose in Wales, aiming to assassinate Prince Charles and Diana at Cardiff castle. The hit-squad&rsquo;s divided in lust and loyalty. The plan may already be compromised &hellip;<br /><br />Detective Sergeant Will Morgan has problems: a youngster murdered, another on the run, an unsuitable rookie to break in...
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Griffri, Christopher Meredith
Christopher Meredith
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<p>&rsquo;In the dream I&rsquo;m travelling very fast and without effort high over the ground as if I&rsquo;m a bird flying. There&rsquo;s the trackless mass of trees and strips of mountain ridges and the thread of river like sour milk. The sky is dark blue and red like bruises. I swoop down and then up to miss smashing into...
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love from Wales
Tony Curtis
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<p>&#39;Who made an ache under my rib?&#39; asks the poet on the first page of <em>Love from Wales</em>, and just what makes the Welsh a passionate race? This selection of poetry and prose on the theme of love by Welsh poet Tony Curtis and novelist Sian James offers some lively answers.<br /><br /><em>...
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