• The compelling narratives in Jayne Joso’s new collection Japan Stories, come together to create a mosaic of life in contemporary Japan, its people, its society, its thinking, its character. Illustrated by Manga artist Namiko, Japan Stories provides a window to a country we would all love to know more deeply. Available now

    Spellbinding short fiction from Jayne Joso
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    “Easily the most remarkable work of fiction to come out of Wales in a thousand moons.” – Jon Gower

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The Land as Viewed from the Sea
Richard Collins
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<p>Richard Collins&rsquo; debut novel is a dreamlike meditation on land and sea and the illusory nature of love. Two friends work together on a smallholding: one allows the other to read the novel he is writing, &rsquo;The Land as Viewed from the Sea&rsquo;. As the novel unfolds, fiction begins to intrude upon reality, redefining...
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The Last Hundred Days, Patrick McGuinness
Patrick McGuinness
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<p><strong>WINNER OF WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE 2012</strong><br /><br /><strong>WINNER OF THE 2012 WRITERS GUILD AWARD FOR &#39;BEST FICTION BOOK&#39;</strong><br /><br /><strong>LONG-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2011</strong></p><p><strong>SHORT-...
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The Loser
Fatos Kongoli
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<div>An extract from <em>The Loser</em> has been included in the 2010 English PEN/Writers in Translation anthology <em>Making the World Legible. </em>To download the anthlology free of charge, visit the website here: <a href="http://www.englishpen.org/writersintranslation/" style="color: blue; text-...
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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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russell celyn jones
Russell Celyn Jones
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<p>Pwyll, a young Welsh ruler in a post-oil world, finds his inherited status and military obligations hard to take. Not only this but he&rsquo;s never quite sure how he&rsquo;s drawn into murdering his future wife&rsquo;s fiancé, losing his only son and switching beds with the king of the underworld&hellip; In this bizarrely...
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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 Plum Tree
John Gwilym Jones
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<p>Published in 1946, <em>Y Goeden Eirin</em> was hailed as a masterly collection by one of the most accomplished exponents of the short story in the Welsh language. This new translation - <em>The Plum Tree</em> - makes the writing of John Gwilym Jones available to English-speaking readers for the first time....
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The Prince's Pen, Horatio Clare
Horatio Clare
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<p><em>&quot;...an epic tale of conflict, faith and banishment...this reworked tale provides a graphic depict</em><em>ion of the cruelty of war and torture&quot; </em><strong>The Guardian 2011</strong></p><p>The Invaders&#39; drones hear everything and see all. England is now a...
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Quality of Light, Richard Collins
Richard Collins
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<p><em>&quot;..Collins deftly pieces together the anatomy of a relationship, imagining what could have been, and offering a hint of hope for what might still come to pass&quot;</em> <strong>-- </strong><strong>The Guardian</strong></p><p><em>&quot;...this is another powerful,...
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Francesca Rhydderch
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<p><strong>Winner of Wales Book of the Year, English Language Fiction 2014</strong><br />Francesca Rydderch has been shortlisted for the BBC Short Story Award 2014<br /><br />This is a story of war told from the edges. Four interweaving accounts relate the intimate havoc wrought by military conflict on...
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The Scattering, Jaki McCarrick
Jaki McCarrick
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<p><strong>Shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize, 2014</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;...an amazing body of work...this book deserves tremendous success and a very wide readership.&quot; <strong><em>&ndash; <a href="http://rereadinglives.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/the-...
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the shop, emyr humphreys
Emyr Humphreys
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<p>Eddie Lloyd, troubled son of the famous Welsh actor Orlando Lloyd is introduced to ambitious film-maker Bethan Mair Nichols, and immediately finds himself captivated by the intense young woman.&nbsp; It transpires that Bethan&rsquo;s Great Aunt Sulwen has left her a derelict shop in rural Wales.&nbsp; As the novel and their...
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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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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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Peter Benson
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<p>Ed Beech is one half of Beech Building Services. He&rsquo;s based in Bermondsey but no job&rsquo;s too small, no distance too great. So when he&rsquo;s asked to do some work on a house in Orkney, he loads the van with paint, tools and sandwiches, and takes off. He gets nervous around farm animals and large ships, and he&...
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The Tip of My Tongue, Trezza Azzopardi
Trezza Azzopardi
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<p>Enid wants a dog and wants to be a spy, but listening in on adult conversations doesn&rsquo;t seem to bring her any nearer to understanding their troubled world. For all that,when times get tough and she has to stay with the Erbins, particularly her rich and spoilt cousin Geraint, she has plenty of verbal ammunition to help her fight...
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Fflur Dafydd, The White Trail
Fflur Dafydd
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<p><em>&quot;Dafydd seamlessly amalgamates the extraordinary into the everyday in her reworking of &#39;Culhwch and Olwen&#39;&quot; </em><strong>The Guardian 2011</strong></p><p>Life is tough for Cilydd, after his wife Goleuddydd, who is nine months pregnant, seems to vanish into thin air...
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Emyr Humphreys
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br />Emyr Humphreys is a major figure in twentieth-century writing and <em>The Woman at the Window</em> is an immensely enjoyable and impressive addition to his outstanding list of award-winning novels and short stories.</p><p>From the widow alone in the rectory drawing room to...
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The Woman who Loved an Octopus and Other Saint's Tales
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<p>From the sensuous sea to flight from the world, <em>The Woman who Loved an Octopus</em> is an inspired collection of twelve themed short stories, based on the lives and legends of thirteen Celtic women saints from the first millennium.</p><p>Retelling their stories in an intimate, contemporary sometimes startling...
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Kate Brown
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Dark and rich, The Women of Versailles is filled with political intrigue, sexual awakening, and the roots of revolution.&rsquo; &ndash; Peggy Riley</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;[<em>The Women of Versailles</em>] demonstrates the power of great storytelling and...
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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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<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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Robert Minhinnick, To Babel and Back
Robert Minhinnick
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br />Winner of Wales Book of the Year Award 2006.</p><p><br />&ldquo;On the strength of this book alone, Minhinnick stakes his claim to be regarded as the finest writer working in any genre in Wales today.&rdquo;&nbsp; <strong>Jim Perrin, </strong><strong...
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