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<p>In <em>Dark Land, Dark Skies</em>, astronomer Martin Griffiths subverts conventional astronomical thought by eschewing the classical naming of constellations and investigating Welsh and Celtic naming. Ancient peoples around the world placed their own myths and legends in the heavens, though these have tended to become lost...
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Rosanne Alexander
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<p>When Rosanne Alexander&rsquo;s boyfriend Mike was offered the job of warden of Skomer, a small uninhabited island off the south west tip of Wales, they had just ten days to leave college, marry (a condition of employment) and gather their belongings and provisions for the trip to the island. This was the first of many challenges...
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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>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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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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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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<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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<p>The Great War marked a profound change in attitudes to war and the conduct of it. Six million men from the British Isles served in it, 720,000 (12%) were killed. Junior offices had a 20% survival rate; up to 80% of a battalion could be lost. Battle had changed from engagement by professionals to wholesale, mechanized slaughter. The effect...
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<p>Peter Finch follows the trail of twentieth century popular music from a 1950s valve radio playing in a suburban Cardiff terrace to the reality of the music among the bars of Ireland, the skyscrapers of New York, the plains of Tennessee, the flatlands of Mississippi and the mountains of North Carolina. <em>The Roots of Rock from...
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<p>When Richard Collins was diagnosed with a progressive incurable disease in 2006 he decided to see as much of the world as he could while his condition allowed. The result is <em>The Road to Zagora</em>, a singular travel book which takes in India, Nepal, Turkey, Morocco, Peru, Equador and Wales. &lsquo;Mr Parkinson&...
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Dr John Pikoulis
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<p>Alun Lewis (1915-1944) was the most prominent writer of World War Two, in poetry and short fiction. <em>Raiders&rsquo; Dawn</em> (1942), answered the critics&rsquo; questions about the absence of war poets in that conflict, and his story collection <em>The Last Inspection</em> (1943) was a best selling...
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<p>Soldier and poet Alun Lewis (1915-1944) was an inveterate letter writer who wrote regularly to family, friends and other writers such as Robert Graves. Where they have been published they have attracted wide praise for their humanity and spontaneity, and have been compared by critics to the letters of Keats.</p><p>This...
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Jasmine Donahaye
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<p><strong>Wales Book of the Year Non-Fiction Winner, English Language Category 2016</strong></p><p>In 2007, in a chance conversation with her mother, a kibbutznik, Jasmine Donahaye stumbled upon the collusion of her family in the displacement of Palestinians in 1948. She set out to learn the story of what happened,...
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<p>Author and photographer Phil Cope, takes his camera on a journey through the sacred wells of Scotland from the Borders to the Orkney Islands. On his way he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere &ndash; on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells...
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<p>A Fold in the River, from Seren Books, is the fruit of collaboration between T.S. Eliot prize-winning poet Philip Gross and the visual artist Valerie Coffin Price. Philip Gross once lived on the banks of the River Taff in Wales and his journals are the source for the powerful poems. Valerie Coffin Price revisited the walking route along...
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<p>Numbered from one to one hundred and signed by Deryn Rees-Jones and Charlotte Hodes, this collectors&#39; edition of <em>And You Helen</em> includes a luxury American fold jacket, wall display poster and accompanying DVD of Charlotte&#39;s animations.<br /><br />Poet Deryn Rees-Jones and artist Charlotte...
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To Bodies Gone: The Theatre of Peter Gill, Barney Norris
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A comprehensive and enjoyable portrait of one of the great, but slightly unsung, stalwarts of recent British theatre. It should be read by anyone aspiring to be a director, playwright or anyone who is passionate about theatre and craves insight into how plays work.&rsquo; &ndash; StageTalk Magazine</...
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Real Gower, Nigel Jenkins
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<p>Gower was the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK and is rightly famous for its beaches, its surfing and its history. <em>Real Gower</em> joins the two halves of lordship of Gower, the tourism of the peninsula (Gower Anglicana) and the more remote &lsquo;Gower of the Hills&rsquo; in the centre and north...
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Alice Entwistle In Her Own Words
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<p><em>In Her Own Words</em> is a collection of interviews with women poets from Wales. The subjects range in age (from their thirties to their nineties), in geographic location, and in themes and subject matter. The interviews variously explore topics ranging from personal biography, the complex joys and strains of balancing...
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Stephen Wade, The Girl Who Lived On Air
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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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Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Poet Deryn Rees-Jones and artist Charlotte Hodes have created a unique approach to the life of Helen Thomas, and through her to the women, and children, left behind by the fatalities of war. Helen Thomas was widowed when her husband the war poet Edward Thomas was killed at the battle of Arras in 1917.<br /...
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 Hay – Landscape, Literature and the Town of Books, Jim Saunders
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<p>The ancient border town of Hay-on-Wye is famous for three things: bookshops, the annual Festival of Literature and its stunning location. Jim Saunders&rsquo; new book is a portrait of Hay, its setting and its people in words and photographs. Atmospheric and insightful images are interspersed with an informative exploration of the town...
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