• Masque: this is not the story you think you know
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<p>Maggie Harris&rsquo; stories are informed by the Caribbean, where she was born, and Britain where she has lived as an adult, and through them, the wider world. Issues of belonging and migration feature, but alongside these are growing interests in voice, narrative, gardening and botany, music and family. There are both UK and...
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My Falling Down House Jayne Joso
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<p><br /><strong>&lsquo;<em>My Falling Down House</em> is a masterpiece&rsquo; &ndash; Anne Janowitz, Emerita Professor, Dept of English, Queen Mary University of London</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;This is a novel for anyone who has had a setback in life; for anyone who ever...
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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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<p><strong>&lsquo;Jo Mazelis knows that a riddling strangeness can yield its secret life to a story. The tales in this strong, pleasing, third collection hold and are transformed by that power.&rsquo; &ndash; Planet</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>What are little girls made of? What will they...
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Blackhurst&rsquo;s prose is so vivid that the reader can almost taste the dust and feel the unrelenting heat&rsquo; &ndash; Books Ireland</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Set in a small fictional mining town in south-west Australia, Monica Harvey, a twelve-year-old English...
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The World, the Lizard and Me
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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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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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Anne Lauppe-Dunbar
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<p><strong>Shortlisted for the Cross Sports Book Awards, New Writer of the Year 2016</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&lsquo;Lauppe-Dunbar marshals the facts of history deftly, and devastatingly, into her fictional characterscape. Her narrative is unflinching and darkly sensual&rsquo...
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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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<p><em>Collected Stories</em> reprints the war stories of Alun Lewis in their entirety for the first time. It also collects stories published in student magazines and newspapers such as <em>The Guardian</em>, together with several previously unseen. In bringing together all this material, editor Cary Archard shows...
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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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Jo Mazelis, Significance
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<p><strong>First edition of <em>Significance</em> still available <a href="http://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/significance">here</a>.</strong... Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winner.</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&lsquo;Significance is...
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Advantages of the Older Man, 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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Bilbao-New York-Bilbao, Kirmen Uribe
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<p>Translated by Elizabeth Macklin.<br /><br />The day he knew he was going to die, Liborio Uribe took his young daughter in law to the Museum of Fine Arts to show her a picture. Liborio had spent his entire life at sea, like his son José, living out unforgettable adventures which would later fade into obscurity. Years after,...
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Tiffany Murray
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Sugar Hall glints and glimmers&rsquo; &ndash; David Mitchell, author of New York Times bestseller <em>The Bone Clocks </em>and <em>Cloud Atlas</em></strong></p><p>Easter 1955. As Lilia Sugar scrapes the ice from the inside of the windows and the rust from the locks...
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Significance
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<p><strong>2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winner.</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&lsquo;Significance is written with admirable storytelling skill that weaves captivating narrative tension, poetic density and exploration of ideas.&rsquo; Valerie Sirr, Wales Arts Review<br /...
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Love and Fallout, 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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Six Pounds Eight Ounces, Rhian Elizabeth
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<p>&nbsp;Hannah King is a liar, so everyone says. That means her stories of growing up in the Rhondda, as told in <em>Six Pounds Eight Ounces</em>, must be treated with caution. Debut novelist Rhian Elizabeth opens Hannah&rsquo;s notebook up on her own little world of crazy friends and crazy family, and a crazy school...
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American Sycamore Book Cover
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<p><strong>Gold Medal Winner: Best Regional Fiction, Independent Publisher Award 2015</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The lives of congenial American fly-fisherman Billy and his younger sister Alice meander alongside the Susquehanna River in this offbeat coming-of-age novel of death, madness, and fishing...
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New Stories from the Mabinogion – The Complete Box Set
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<p>In New Stories from the Mabinogion ten great authors have taken the Celtic myth cycle as a starting point to give us masterly re-workings with a modern twist in a series both various and wonderful. We have reached the orbit of Mars, the Tower of London and the edges of India, travelled in time to WW2 and forward to the near future, seen...
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Fountainville, Tishani Doshi
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<p>Fountainville is a strange, lonely town on the edge of everywhere, with its own healing secrets, as revealed by Luna, assistant to Begum, the Lady of the Fountain, in this retelling of celtic Mabinogion myth by poet and novelist Tishani Doshi. Under their care the town flourishes, but when the mysterious Mr Knight arrives at their house...
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The Tip of My Tongue, Trezza Azzopardi
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<p>When her mother dies, little Enid has to go to stay with posh relations the Erbins in their mansion. Her father is struggling to cope, and Enid finds herself having to rely on her native wit and mother&rsquo;s advice to survive Uncle Horace, Aunty Celia and above all their teenage son Geraint. This Arthurian tale, from celtic myth...
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Ibrahim and Reenie, David Llewellyn
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<p>Ibrahim is walking from Cardiff to London. He has his reasons and he&rsquo;s not doing it for charity. What he hasn&rsquo;t counted on is bumping into seventy-five-year-old cockney Reenie doing the same thing, before he&rsquo;s even reached Newport.</p><p>With her life&rsquo;s luggage in a shopping trolley,...
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<p>Port au Prince, Haiti. The police roam the streets and no-one is safe. Fignolé, musician, political radical is missing. His sisters Joyeuse and Angelique search for their young brother amid the colourful bustle, urban deprivation and political tension of the city. Eventually they will find him, but in the process they will also have found...
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