Advantages of the Older Man, Gwyneth Lewis
Gwyneth Lewis
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<p>A light-hearted novella exploring the strange case of a Swansea woman who is apparently possessed by the spirit of Dylan Thomas. Naturally all is not as it seems. The woman, who works in the Dylan Thomas Centre, meets a rather different Dylan from the one she knows by repute, one who doesn&rsquo;t really fit in with the ghosts of...
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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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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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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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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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<p><br />Most of the stories are set in Gwyn Thomas&rsquo;s native South Wales Valleys during the Depression of the 1920s and 30s. The conditions then - massive unemployment, poverty, emigration, loss of self-esteem - are the basis of Thomas&rsquo;s art. The result is not a grey or embittered writing; a highly developed sense...
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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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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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<p>Fire brings death to a ranch in Texas. The only survivor is eight-year-old Ronnie, saved by Francis from the blaze which killed her family. Yet, as the smell of smoke fades, a hint of something equally destructive clouds the air: child abuse. Suspicion falls on Francis, the young outsider adrift in America, escaping the claustrophobia of...
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Graham Mort
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<p><strong>Longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize 2016</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>From England to Europe, Africa to South America, these stories from prize-winning short&nbsp;story writer Graham Mort explore relationships: father and child; man and wife; man and his environment.<br /><br /...
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Grahame Davies
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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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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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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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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 World, the Lizard and Me
Gil Courtemanche
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<p><strong>&lsquo;The writing is exquisite, the structure flawless&rsquo; &ndash; Literogo</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>The World, the Lizard and Me</em> is a novel of testament to the plight of children caught up in the civil wars of Central Africa. First published in 2009,...
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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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