All the Souls, Mary-Ann Constantine
Mary-Ann Constantine
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<p>Two doctors and a folklorist meet in northern Brittany in 1898, determined to prove that leprosy still exists. But their ardour for collecting evidence draws them into a dark, watchful landscape where superstition is rife. Many of the stories in <em>All the Souls </em>hover round themes of &lsquo;collecting&rsquo; and...
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Michael Parnell
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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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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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Masque Bethany W. Pope
Bethany W. Pope
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A novel richly layered with both gothic appeal and intellectual depth&rsquo; &ndash; Wales Arts Review</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;A&nbsp;tale full of vigour and action: the author employs the genre of the Gothic novel with effortless mastery&rsquo; &ndash; Ofi...
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Naomi Kruger
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A&nbsp;deftly-written and highly moving account of the effects of dementia&rsquo; &ndash; <em>Everybody&rsquo;s Reviewing</em></strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;A triumph...&nbsp;contemporary, funny, relevant and personal&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<...
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Mihangel Morgan
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<p>One of the most exciting works of modern Welsh-language fiction, available in English for the first time.</p><p>The dull life of unemployed academic Dr Jones changes forever when he sees a young man naked on a building top, threatening to jump to his death. Persuaded to come down, the stranger is befriended by Jones. Melog...
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Monica, Saunders Lewis
Saunders Lewis
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<p>Opinion on <em>Monica </em>has been deeply divided since its publication in 1930. Saunders Lewis&rsquo;s first novel was fiercely attacked by Welsh-speaking critics for its portrayal of sexual obsession and manipulation. For the first time the psychology which was such a feature of the work of contemporary authors was...
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Alun Lewis
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<p><em>Morlais</em> is Alun Lewis&rsquo;s unpublished novel from the late&nbsp;1930s. The Lawrentian story of a young boy growing up in the poverty stricken industrial valleys of south Wales, it&nbsp;also reflects Lewis&rsquo;s own experiences, particularly his search for self-knowledge and his conviction that he...
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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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<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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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 Falling Down House Jayne Joso
Jayne Joso
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<p><br /><strong>&lsquo;An unacknowledged gem: subtle, allusive, and deceptively ambitious.&rsquo; &ndash; <em>The New York Times</em></strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;<em>My Falling Down House</em> is a masterpiece&rsquo; &ndash; Anne Janowitz, Emerita...
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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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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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pumping up napoleon, maria donovan
Maria Donovan
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<p><em>Pumping Up Napoleon</em> is an assured collection of fifteen short stories with an offbeat take on human relationships, and the relationship of the rather unreliable human body to mind and spirit. &lsquo;Offbeat&rsquo; includes dog massage, cloning your own four-foot son for organ transplants, and a university...
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Sean Tyrone, Symphony of Horrors, Mark Ryan
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<p>&lsquo;It seemed as if the whole town had died.&#39;</p><p>Sean O&#39;Brien left his wife and son in County Tyrone to find work as a collier in the South Wales Valleys. Years later Niamh O&#39;Brien is dying and sends her son Jack on a quest to find out what became of his father. Sean &lsquo;Tyrone&...
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Mary-Ann Constantine
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<p><strong>&lsquo;<em>Star-Shot</em> is one of those mysterious novels which slowly takes hold of you, turns you on your head, spins you around and makes you begin to question the world around you.&rsquo; &ndash; Wales Arts Review </strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Part fable, part...
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Maria Donovan
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<p><strong>&lsquo;This is a great story, told with sensitivity, and a first class an eye for comedy. A memorable read.&rsquo; &ndash; Rubery Book Award</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Handled with great sensitivity, this has great comedy, exciting developments and very moving moments, right through...
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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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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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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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Maggie Harris
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Heart-breaking and tender, Maggie Harris uses her powerful voice to explore hidden experiences&rsquo; &ndash; Disclaimer Magazine</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Maggie Harris&rsquo; stories are informed by the Caribbean, where she was born, and Britain where she has lived...
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