• Lucy Gannon Shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2021
  • Oxford, city of dreaming spires, bicycles, Inspector Morse, tourists, gentility. Or perhaps a less familiar place? Having lived and worked there for thirty years, Patrick McGuinness brings an intimate knowledge to this new exploration of the city. He reflects on the familiar and introduces us to the unnoticed, to create a new way of looking at Oxford. Available now.

    Patrick McGuinness explores ‘Real Oxford’
  • Just You and the Page opens in 1971, with the dramatist Michael Wall hammering out his plays on a portable typewriter. It concludes in 2020, when the novelist and academic Josie Barnard is teaching students to compose novels on Instagram. Award-winning novelist, Sue Gee interviews twelve distinctively different writers, all old friends, looking at what has shaped them: at struggle, inspiration and dedication to their art. Pre-order now.

    Just You and the Page: Encounters with Twelve Writers
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<p><em>&ldquo;When I write, I want to smash through something.&rdquo; </em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Writing is something without which you die.&rdquo;</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;New technologies have fundamentally changed what it means to be a writer.&rdquo;</em></p...
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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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Lucy Gannon
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<p><strong>Shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2021. Vote&nbsp;for it to win the WBOTY&nbsp;People&rsquo;s Choice Award on the <a href="https://www.walesartsreview.org/wales-book-of-the-year-2021-peoples-choi... Arts Review </em>website</a>.</strong></p><p>By turns laugh out loud...
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<p><strong>&quot;This unique memoir shows the remarkable life of an ordinary man, proving that each life can be made extraordinary. Jim Neat...has had a powerful impact on the people he&rsquo;s met...something he will undoubtedly continue to do so through this book that has immortalised his unique spirit.&quot; - <em>...
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