Leslie Norris, Collected Stories
Leslie Norris
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<p>Leslie Norris&rsquo; stories are among the hidden treasures of modern short story writing. His fiction is one of epiphany and celebration. It charts the personal discoveries, small and large, which shape the growth of character and the intimate relationships between people, and also explores how nature impinges on humanity. Indeed, in...
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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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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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fighting pretty, louise walsh
Louise Walsh
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br /><strong>For the first time at an Olympic Games, the 10 men&#39;s Boxing events at London 2012 will be joined by three women&#39;s events. </strong><br /><br />Written in honest, original prose, sharp with imagery and a love of&nbsp; place, debut author Louise...
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Jonathan Tulloch
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Tulloch&rsquo;s new novel is full of wit, smart observation and, yes, Philip Larkin.&rsquo; &ndash; <em>The TLS</em></strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;A really clever look both at Larkin, at Hull, at the 1950s&rsquo; &ndash; Michael Arditti on BBC Radio 4...
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last bird singing, allan bush
Allan Bush
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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Winner of the Glen Dimplex Award for fiction 2009</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&ldquo;Walking Clifton Street, in any direction, is like going to your own funeral.&rdquo;</strong><br /><br /><em>Last Bird Singing</em> is a blacker than black...
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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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Zihhal Bethell, Le Temps des Cerises
Zillah Bethell
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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Zillah Bethell brings events to life in a rollercoaster, almost caricature-like style, rather than a realistic reconstruction of history and hardship, although the details of the setting are keenly researched and acutely dramatised.&nbsp; Her protagonist is Eveline, a young woman longing for action,...
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Limestone Man, Robert Minhinnick
Robert Minhinnick
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<p>Richard Parry is a painter who cannot paint, a writer who doesn&rsquo;t write.&nbsp;</p><p>His obsession is Lulu, that &lsquo;orphan off the street&rsquo;, his aboriginal&nbsp; &lsquo;green child&rsquo;.</p><p>But on returning from Australia to his hometown he finds it has become...
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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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Love and Fallout, Kathryn Simmonds
Kathryn Simmonds
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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&lsquo;A blast from the past&hellip;beautifully told&rsquo; &ndash; Maureen Lipman<br /><br />&lsquo;This is a five star read &ndash; one to take to bed at night and enjoy until the small hours&hellip; Kathryn Simmonds&rsquo...
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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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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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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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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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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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my first colouring book, lloyd jones
Lloyd Jones
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br />&#39;a fantastic, uplifting book from the Welsh writer of the year 2007&#39; - Katie Gramich<br /><br />Love, angels, addiction and death; they&rsquo;re all here in <em>My First Colouring Book</em> &ndash; a collection of short stories from the prize-...
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See How They Run, Lloyd Jones
Lloyd Jones
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<p>&quot;Lloyd Jones&#39;s novella has the epic scope of the novels of Umberto Eco... the quirkiness and attention to details of John Irving.&quot; <em>&ndash; <strong>New Welsh Review</strong></em><br /><br />&quot;Jones captures a magic largely absent from the modern world.&quot...
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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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