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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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<p>Revisiting his native city, Ian Spring&rsquo;s new book charts how it has changed over the last forty years. In <em>Real Glasgow</em> he visits the city&rsquo;s landmarks, and also his personal landmarks, overlaying the current map of Glasgow with the map in his memory.</p><p>Among the shipyards of Govan,...
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<p>Jen Jones&nbsp;has written an expanded version of&nbsp;<em>Welsh Quilts</em>, her authoritative guide&nbsp;to the history and art of the quilt in Wales.&nbsp;Kaffe Fassett, the doyenne of textiles, provides a Foreword for this&nbsp;new edition, which also&nbsp;includes a greater&nbsp;number of...
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<p><em>Robert Graves: War Poems</em> is a significant publishing event, the first book that draws together all of Robert Graves&rsquo;s poems about the Great War and, even more significantly, brings into print for the first time the unpublished 1918 manuscript, <em>The Patchwork Flag</em>. The book includes poems...
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Rhiannon Hooson
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<p>Rhiannon Hooson is a gifted young poet born in mid-Wales and currently living in the Welsh Marches. <em>The Other City</em> is her debut collection of poems.</p><p>Sharply focused, beautifully resonant, deeply felt, these poems tend to travel in distinct streams: some reference and re-make narratives from classical...
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<p>Wales is full of wildlife sites and in&nbsp;<em>Wild Places</em>&nbsp;television naturalist Iolo&nbsp;Williams picks his favourite forty from the many nature reserves scattered&nbsp;around the country. From Cemlyn on Anglesey to the Newport Wetlands, from&nbsp;Stackpole in Pembrokeshire to the Dee Estuary,...
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A glittering bilingual anthology.&rsquo; &ndash; George Szirtes</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>The Other Tiger: Recent Poetry from Latin America</em> is an anthology of Spanish language contemporary poetry from the Americas. Produced bilingually, with Spanish...
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Clare Dudman
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<p>Join novelist Clare Dudman as she explores within the city walls of Chester in this new addition to the Real series. Here is the richly historic city as you <em>won&rsquo;t</em> find it in guidebooks: a place which looks over its shoulder at its long and very visible past, and the continuing redevelopment and its effects...
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<p><strong>&lsquo;His energy, inventiveness and human sympathy make him one of the most exciting poets of his generation.&rsquo; &ndash; Merryn Williams</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Seren is honoured by our long association with the Welsh poet Tony Curtis and we are proud to be publishing,...
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<p>Deryn Rees-Jones&rsquo;s new book, <em>What It&rsquo;s Like to Be Alive: Selected Poems</em>, marks a mid-career milestone in the life of this highly-acclaimed writer. From the poems written in her teens and early twenties included in her exciting debut <em>The Memory Tray</em> to her most recent...
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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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Nicholas Murray
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<p><strong>&#39;Nicholas Murray unleashed his inner poet for his greatest nonfiction book,&nbsp;<em>Crossings</em>. An examination of borders of all kinds &ndash; cultural, political, linguistic &ndash;&nbsp;it is particularly poignant when he approaches liminal borders such as old age.&#39; Martina...
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The Immigration Handbook Caroline Smith
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<p><strong>&#39;These poems are very moving and it&#39;s hard to do justice to the way Caroline Smith conveys the anxieties, hopes and disappointments experienced by immigrants. She never allows the reader to forget that behind the refugee statistics there are suffering human beings; very often the victims of a seemingly...
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<p>Join poet Chris McCabe as he explores London&rsquo;s South Bank in the latest title in the&nbsp;Real series. Here is the area as you won&rsquo;t find it in guidebooks: the&nbsp;&lsquo;oozy&rsquo;&nbsp;docklands&nbsp;history, its legacy of institutions and their buildings, its attraction for great writers...
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Aled Rhys Hughes
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A </strong> <strong>sensitive, allusive photo-essay about the interactions between landscape, memory and time&rsquo; &ndash; Planet</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Mametz​ marks the centenary of the Battle of Mametz Wood, the most significant battle in World War I...
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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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Carol Rumens
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<p><strong>&lsquo;The most striking thing about the collection is its range, its adventurousness, its willingness to go almost anywhere in the quest for a different slant on poetry&rsquo; &ndash; The North</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;This is a confronting collection, offering many challenges...
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<p style="margin-left:18.0pt"><strong>&lsquo;This is a stunning collection.&rsquo; &ndash; Write Out Loud</strong></p><p style="margin-left:18.0pt"><strong>&lsquo;Katrina Naomi&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>The Way the Crocodile Taught Me</em>&nbsp;shows that she is...
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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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Women's Work
Eva Salzman
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<p>With over 250 contributors, this generous selection of poetry by women with an emphasis on twentieth-century poetry in English features poets from the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Australia, and New Zealand. Arranged by thematic chapters that touch on various aspects of modern life, this anthology aims to be a...
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<p>Winner of the <em>Mslexia</em> magazine pamphlet competition, poet Ilse Pedler often writes from her perspective as a working Veterinary Surgeon. From her earliest days as a student of Applied Zoology at Bangor University, where she worked with hill sheep and had to visit an abattoir in Caernarfon, she has been involved at...
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A Boat Called Annalise
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<p><strong><em>&lsquo;A Boat Called Annalise</em> is a triumphant collection of poetry, marking a new embarkation for Hjelmgaard as a poet. It&rsquo;s a collection which can be read time and time again, and will especially be appreciated by readers looking for new beginnings, those experiencing life&rsquo;s...
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<p>Poet Judy Brown&rsquo;s new collection, <em>Crowd Sensations</em>, is a worthy follow-up to her Forward-prize nominated debut, <a href="http://serenbooks.com/productdisplay/loudness"><em>Loudness</em></a>. Brown is a poet of dazzling contrasts, of thoughtful paradox, intimate confidences...
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