• 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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<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><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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Graham Mort
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<p><strong>Longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize 2016</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>From England to Europe, Africa to South America, these stories from prize-winning short&nbsp;story writer Graham Mort explore relationships: father and child; man and wife; man and his environment.<br /><br /...
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<p><strong>&lsquo;All of these short stories crackle with creative skill.&rsquo; &ndash; The Short Story</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The best of contemporary Welsh short-story writing, New Welsh Short Stories offers a wide-ranging view of a country from new and established writers including...
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All the Souls, Mary-Ann Constantine
Mary-Ann Constantine
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<p>Two doctors and a folklorist meet in northern Brittany in 1898, determined to prove that leprosy still exists. But their ardour for collecting evidence draws them into a dark, watchful landscape where superstition is rife. Many of the stories in <em>All the Souls </em>hover round themes of &lsquo;collecting&rsquo; and...
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The Scattering, Jaki McCarrick
Jaki McCarrick
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<p>&quot;...an amazing body of work...this book deserves tremendous success and a very wide readership.&quot; <strong><em>&ndash; <a href="http://rereadinglives.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/the-scattering-collection-o... target="_blank">The Reading Life </a></em>Blog</strong><br /...
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<p><em>The Keys of Babylon</em> was shortlisted for the <strong>Wales Book of the Year Award 2012 </strong>and long-listed for the<strong> Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2012</strong></p><p>A story from this collection &#39;El Aziz: some pages from his notebooks&#39; was shortlisted for...
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Sing Sorrow Sorrow, Gwen Davies
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<p><strong>&#39;I&#39;m not normally a reader of horror stories but found myself irresistibly drawn to these.&quot;</strong><br /><em>Maryom&#39;s, &#39;Our Book Review Online&#39; Blog</em></p><p><strong>&quot;Excellent collection&quot;</strong> bookgeeks....
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Touch, Graham Mort
Graham Mort
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<p><strong>WINNER OF THE EDGEHILL SHORT STORY PRIZE 2011</strong></p><p>From the heat of Africa to the warmth of France or the snowbound dales of northern England, this is an assured and absorbing collection.<br />&nbsp;<br />Including the Bridport prize-winning story &lsquo;The Prince&rsquo;,...
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Great Master of Ecstasy, Glenda Beagan
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br /><em>The Great Master of Ecstasy</em> is Glenda Beagan&#39;s poignant collection of interlinked short stories. In her clear and thoughtful prose Glenda explores memory, inspiration and mental health, peering over the edge of the natural world with sometimes chilling results.&...
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Leslie Norris, Collected Stories
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<p>Leslie Norris&rsquo; stories are among the hidden treasures of modern short story writing. His fiction is one of epiphany and celebration. It charts the personal discoveries, small and large, which shape the growth of character and the intimate relationships between people, and also explores how nature impinges on humanity. Indeed, in...
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The Woman in the Window
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br />Emyr Humphreys is a major figure in twentieth-century writing and <em>The Woman at the Window</em> is an immensely enjoyable and impressive addition to his outstanding list of award-winning novels and short stories.</p><p>From the widow alone in the rectory drawing room to...
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my first colouring book, lloyd jones
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br />&#39;a fantastic, uplifting book from the Welsh writer of the year 2007&#39; - Katie Gramich<br /><br />Love, angels, addiction and death; they&rsquo;re all here in <em>My First Colouring Book</em> &ndash; a collection of short stories from the prize-...
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The Woman who Loved an Octopus and Other Saint's Tales
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<p>From the sensuous sea to flight from the world, <em>The Woman who Loved an Octopus</em> is an inspired collection of twelve themed short stories, based on the lives and legends of thirteen Celtic women saints from the first millennium.</p><p>Retelling their stories in an intimate, contemporary sometimes startling...
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in praise of navigation
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<p>From the West Indies to Shanghai, this collection of contemporary short stories opens up a new world of Dutch writing to English language readers. Subjects range from poetry to paranoia, power and desire as the reader is taken on a voyage around the globe, or focussed on a claustrophobic homeland. The variety of style, subject and...
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pumping up napoleon, maria donovan
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<p><em>Pumping Up Napoleon</em> is an assured collection of fifteen short stories with an offbeat take on human relationships, and the relationship of the rather unreliable human body to mind and spirit. &lsquo;Offbeat&rsquo; includes dog massage, cloning your own four-foot son for organ transplants, and a university...
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swansea anthology
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<p>Swansea and its surroundings have a literary pedigree that spans many centuries, with both native and visiting writers finding inspiration here.<br /> <br /> <em>A Swansea Anthology</em> features the work of a broad spectrum of writers from the established and revered such as Dylan Thomas, Leslie Norris and Harri...
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The Big Book of Cardiff, Peter Finch, Grahame Davies
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<div>Peter Finch and Grahame Davies are ideally placed to select the writers and writing which reflect the modern Cardiff. Here are revealing and entertaining contributions from some of the finest writers in Britain, all of whom have something personal, original and incisive to say about the city &ndash; including Niall Griffiths, Dannie...
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Childhood, Dewi Roberts
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<p>&lsquo;I like very much people telling me about their childhood, but they&rsquo;ll have to be quick or else I&rsquo;ll be telling them about mine&rsquo; said Dylan Thomas, and it is true that childhood &ndash; real and invented &ndash; exerts a particular fascination for writers. Perhaps the world is more vivid to...
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The Plum Tree
John Gwilym Jones
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<p>Published in 1946, <em>Y Goeden Eirin</em> was hailed as a masterly collection by one of the most accomplished exponents of the short story in the Welsh language. This new translation - <em>The Plum Tree</em> - makes the writing of John Gwilym Jones available to English-speaking readers for the first time....
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old people are a problem, emyr humphreys
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<p>Six long stories for and about the elderly. Humphreys&rsquo; generation has seen at least one World War, a Cold War, a global economic depression, the end of the great national empires - and communism - and huge technological advances. It is also the generation which saw universal enfranchisement and became actively engaged,...
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Birdsong, Dewi Roberts
Dewi Roberts
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<p>From the epic mythologies of the Mabinogion through to the present day, birds have exerted a powerful influence on the literature of Wales. This unique anthology gathers together a remarkable range of poetry and prose, illustrating the varied and multi-layered response of writers across many centuries.<br /><br />Birds are...
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emyr humphreys, ghosts strangers
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<p><em>Ghosts and Strangers</em> is an exquisite exploration of relationships. Wives and husbands, parents and children, lovers past and present, test and confirm the notion of love, the ingredient in life for which we all look. As the characters dance around each other, in France, Italy and Wales, Emyr Humphreys shows his...
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