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Tony Curtis
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<p><strong>&ldquo;A tour de force... a highly readable novel and a splendid union of documentation and imaginative reconstruction, as well as a convincing rendering of different voices. I was enthralled&hellip;&rdquo; &ndash; Jeremy Hooker</strong></p><p>Paris is an extraordinary city, never more so...
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Fishlock's Sea Stories, Trevor Fishlock
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<p>In <em>Fishlock&rsquo;s Sea Stories</em>, the popular broadcaster and author Trevor Fishlock turns his attention to Wales&rsquo;s maritime history. In his elegant and informative style Fishlock explores the history of Wales&rsquo;s relationship with the sea, from shipbuilding and seafaring to smuggling and...
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More Fishlock's Wild Tracks, Trevor Fishlock
Trevor Fishlock
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<p>Following the success of the first <em>Wild Tracks </em>Book. Trevor Fishlock sets off again in search of Wales and its wonderful surprises. With his keen instinct for history, humour and human interest he presents a dozen new journeys based on his popular HTV series. Exploring the incomparable landscape he finds stories...
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The Burning Ashes of Time, Patricia Aithie
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<p><br />The discovery of a traditional Welsh blanket in the palace of the former ruler of Yemen took Patricia Aithie on a fascinating journey of discovery. In the Yemeni seaman of the steam age she finds an unexpected link between her hometown of Cardiff, once the world&rsquo;s biggest coal-exporting port, and Aden, where the coal...
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The Chapels of Wales
Huw Owen
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The Chosen People, Grahame Davies
Grahame Davies
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<p>The histories of the Welsh people and the Jewish people have entwined in a number of ways over the centuries. The Chosen People uses extracts from Welsh literature to show the two nations have interacted both in Wales and elsewhere.<br /><br />Drawing its sources from poetry, drama, novels, shortstories, memoirs and a...
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The Dragon and the Crsecent
Grahame Davies
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<p><em>&quot;This is a fully annotated work of scholarship as well as an always readable, sometimes exciting book that opens out a previously neglected aspect of Welsh - and British - culture over more than 400 pages&quot; - </em><strong>Steve Dube, Western Mail</strong></p><p>In the early twenty-...
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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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The German Great Escape, Peter Phillips
Peter Phillips
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<p>On 10 March 1945, 80 German POWs escaped from the Island Farm Camp in Bridgend, south Wales. This is the story of the camp. It held senior German military figures prior to the Nuremburg War Trials. Within months of their arrival the escape was made. All but one was recaptured in the subsequent manhunt, and a tense period for the...
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Stephen Wade, The Girl Who Lived On Air
Stephen Wade
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<p>Sarah Jacob was the Carmarthenshire farm girl who dominated the national and regional press for almost all of 1869. In the popular imagination she was &lsquo;the Welsh fasting girl&rsquo; and although she was not the first anorexic, she was arguably the first to cause a national furore, and become something of a celebrity. She...
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<p><em>The Golden Valley </em>is a personal account in words and photographs of the Garw where Phil Cope has lived for thirty-five years. In it he explores the valley&rsquo;s history: sparsely worked agriculture; boom-town coal exploitation; sudden, followed by gentle, post-industrial decline; attempts at re-invigoration...
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The Harp in Wales, Bruce Cardwell
Bruce Cardwell
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<p>A celebration of the harp in Wales, an instrument as symbolically key to a Welsh identity as the flag itself. Foreword by Catrin Finch.<br /><br />Bruce Cardwell provides a history of the harp in Wales, including how it grew to prominence, its evolving role in Welsh culture, how it became a central symbol of Welshness, how it...
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Daniel Butler
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<p>For twenty-five years Daniel Butler has lived in the Cambrian&nbsp;Mountains near&nbsp;Rhayader, absorbing the world around him&nbsp;and charting its changes, slow and rapid. His passion for keeping&nbsp;hawks was compounded by two wild birds, barn owls which&nbsp;nested at his farm and became increasingly tame and...
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The Taliesin Tradition, Emyr Humphreys
Emyr Humphreys
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<p>In &rsquo;The Taliesin Tradition&rsquo; Emyr Humphreys shows how literature in Wales has reshaped and reasserted Welsh identity in the face of English cultural imperialism. Figures such as Taliesin, a sixth century poet, Myrddin (Merlin), the bards of medieval princes, Dr John Dee, Iolo Morganwg, Mabon, Lloyd George, Saunders...
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<p>The churches of Wales are one of Britain&rsquo;s great unheralded treasures, yet for many years there has been no book devoted to them and they await the kind of complete coverage given to churches elsewhere in Britain.&nbsp; Astonishingly, this is the first opportunity for a book on the subject to show them at their best in...
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