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love from blodwen
Margaret Wyles
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<p><br /><br /><em>Love From Blodwen</em> is a captivating memoir that takes the reader on a haunting journey through the life of Margaret, a small child who moved with her family from the valleys of industrial south Wales to rural west Wales in the 1930s. A curious and imaginative child, Margaret&rsquo;s world is...
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Mervyn Matthews
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<p>Mervyn Matthews&rsquo; childhood in the thirties, forties and fifties was remarkable even by the standards of the time. Bombed out of his house during the Swansea blitz, he went to live with his maternal grandmother in the Hafod area of Swansea, was evacuated to west Wales and also spent a long period hospitalised. As if the...
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Jeremy Hooker
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<p>In <em>Welsh Journal</em> Jeremy Hooker recalls his life in the seventies when he was an English lecturer (in both senses) at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth. Delighting in his closeness to nature, life in a cottage in rural Llangwyryfon is delineated in delicate, poetic prose: the passing seasons, work in the garden,...
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mila and mervuysa
Mervyn Matthews
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<p>The remarkable - and true - story of love opposed by political ideology. When translator Mervyn Matthews refused to be recruited by the KGB in the 1960s he found himself expelled from Russia and divided by the Iron Curtain from his Russian fiancee Mila Bibikova. Caught up in the Cold War, isolated by the indifference of the Foreign Office...
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Up the Lamb, John Ackerman
John Ackerman
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<p><em>Up The Lamb</em> is the story of young John Ackerman&rsquo;s growing up in the mining town of Maesteg during the Depression and the war years. The son of a butcher - and therefore the family were &rsquo;trade&rsquo; - John escaped the worst of the poverty while being acutely aware of it in the lives of his...
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plateaux, gateaux, chateaux
Mary Davies Parnell
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<p><em>Plateaux, Gateaux, Chateaux</em> is the final volume in Mary Davies Parnell&rsquo;s popular trilogy of childhood memoirs. Having overcome the hurdle of O levels, Mary is now in the sixth form, a period when her horizons are widened in many directions. A new interest in dramatics and a dramatic, clandestine night out...
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Denis F. Ratcliffe
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<p>Critically injured in a mysterious air crash, D. considers the question which has haunted his young life: &rsquo;what am I doing here?&rsquo; What he recalls is a disturbing story of a child&rsquo;s struggle for survival set against the backdrop of the deprivations of the Second World War, and the bombing of his hometown,...
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Selected Prose of R.S. Thomas
R.S. Thomas
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<p><br /><br />R.S. Thomas is Wales&rsquo;s most eminent poet in the English language, and one of the most acclaimed poets writing in Britain today. Since 1946 he has published twenty-six collections of poetry including his massive Collected Poems in 1993. His poems and books have won many prizes including the Queen&rsquo...
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The Gallipoli Diary, Jonah Jones
Jonah Jones
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<p><em>The Gallipoli Diary</em> is a collection of essays and memoirs by Jonah Jones, one of our leading sculptors. Very much a man of his times, the essays reflect Jones&rsquo;s life from humble beginnings, his service as a field medic in the war, and his new life afterwards as an artist, threatened at the outset by acute...
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