A Night on the Lash, Graham Mort
Graham Mort
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<p>Like a painter, Graham Mort builds through a steady accumulation of precise and beautifully-observed details. The pictures that emerge are often surprising, even shocking in their effects. Mort is adept at imbuing a landscape with the moods and memories of its inhabitants. Touching, thoughtful and articulate, <em>A Night on the Lash...
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people's poetry, glyn jones
Glyn Jones
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<p><br /><br /><em>Hen benillion</em> (literally &rsquo;old verses&rsquo;) are a unique form of folk poetry in Britain. Dating from the sixteenth century and earlier these short verses, or chains of verses, were composed to be spoken or sung to a harp accompaniment. They have been performed at social...
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Advantages of the Older Man, Gwyneth Lewis
Gwyneth Lewis
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<p>A light-hearted novella exploring the strange case of a Swansea woman who is apparently possessed by the spirit of Dylan Thomas. Naturally all is not as it seems. The woman, who works in the Dylan Thomas Centre, meets a rather different Dylan from the one she knows by repute, one who doesn&rsquo;t really fit in with the ghosts of...
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Gweno Lewis
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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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at arms length, geraint talfan davies
Geraint Talfan Davies
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<p>Devolution to Wales and Scotland may prove to have been the most profound change in the UK in recent years. The consequences are far-reaching, and not just political. Geraint Talfan Davies, media and arts executive for more than three decades, recalls and reflects on the impact of this development for culture and civil society.</p>...
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Grahame Lloyd
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<p>Cardiff City are the only team to have taken the F.A.Cup out of England (in 1927). No club has come closer (0.024 of a goal) to winning football&rsquo;s top division and they took part in the first Cup Final to be broadcast live on radio, as well as the first closed-circuit television transmission of a League game.<br /><br...
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changes and dreams, glenda beagan
Glenda Beagan
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<p>Reflection and re-evaluation lie at the centre of these thirteen stories. Their characters - mostly women - have reached a point in their lives , sometimes one of crisis, at which they must review what has passed and hazard a guess at what is to come. They are confronted by the dilemma of how to proceed: by boldly cutting free or simply...
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Cusp
Graham Mort
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<h2><br />&nbsp;</h2><p><em>Graham Mort specialises in revealing all that is &ldquo;underfoot and unsaid&rdquo; (&ldquo;Dowser&rdquo;) in Cusp (Seren, &pound;8.99). It is a far-ranging collection &ndash; mentally and physically. &ldquo;Electricity&rdquo; is an epic hymn to the life-...
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everything must change, graham davies
Grahame Davies
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<p><strong><em>&quot;..simply the best novel I have ever read from our nation..&quot; Mike Jenkins (Welsh Poet and author)</em></strong></p><p><em>Everything Must Change</em> is a thoughtful first novel, exploring the place of passionately held, radical beliefs in the modern world. The...
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John Powell Ward
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<p>In <em>Genesis</em> John Powell Ward develops the distinctive style that made 1993&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.seren-books.com/public/products.cfm?&amp;subItemId=1747">A Certain Marvellous Thing</a> the recipient of rapturous reviews. A highly wrought and polished technique that places emphasis on...
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Gerard Manley Hopkins, Norman White
Norman White
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<p>The three years Gerard Manley Hopkins spent at the Jesuit college at St. Beuno&rsquo;s in the vale of Clwyd were the most important of his authorial life - perhaps his whole life. He wrote for the first time in seven years - including his classic sonnets - and St Beuno&rsquo;s was his literary testing ground. Here he encountered...
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emyr humphreys, ghosts strangers
Emyr Humphreys
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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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glyn jones selected poems
Glyn Jones
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<p>This <em>Selected Poems</em> celebrates more than fifty years of poetry by one of Wales&rsquo; most versatile writers. Chosen by the author himself, it shows how Glyn Jones&rsquo; poetry progressed over the years.</p> <p>Form and style may have changed but constant throughout the book are Jones&rsquo;...
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God Loves You, Kathryn Maris
Kathryn Maris
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<p><br />&#39;There&#39;s a delicious sense of both open-mindedness and devilry in Maris&#39;s work. Her company is quirky, stimulating and sparklingly intelligent. You could say she&#39;s like Sylvia Plath with added chutzpah. But, really, Kathryn Maris is like no-one but herself.&#39; <strong>&ndash;...
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gods,kate johnson
Kate Johnson
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<p><em>Gods</em> is a first collection of spare, resonant poems by a new young poet. Their language is precise, their images delicate and inventive. Many of the poems explore the richness and ambiguity of a woman&rsquo;s life, others portray rural Wales in a vivid and refreshingly direct manner.</p>
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green agenda
Robert Minhinnick
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<p>In the 1970s, it was ignorance, in the 1980s, enthusiasm, and from the 1990s environmental issues were greeted with a peculiar fatalism.<em> Green Agenda</em>, the first popular volume of its type to be published in Wales, confronts head on our ideas of what constitutes &rsquo;the environment&rsquo; and how we perceive...
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greenland, Hilary Llewellyn-Williams
Hilary Llewellyn-Willians
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<p>In her fourth collection of poetry, Hilary Llewellyn-Williams revisits many of her favorite themes and subjects. These lyric poems explore the natural world, the environment, and the condition of women. Llewellyn-Williams also addresses a shadowy semi-pagan interface between nature and spirituality, in which the natural world is not just...
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Griffri, Christopher Meredith
Christopher Meredith
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<p>&rsquo;In the dream I&rsquo;m travelling very fast and without effort high over the ground as if I&rsquo;m a bird flying. There&rsquo;s the trackless mass of trees and strips of mountain ridges and the thread of river like sour milk. The sky is dark blue and red like bruises. I swoop down and then up to miss smashing into...
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Groundbreaking, Iwan Bala
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<p>As the growth of art in public places continues, <em>Groundbreaking</em> is a timely look at this field from the perspective of one of the leading organisations in the field. Cywaith Cymru / Artworks Wales (formerly the Welsh Sculpture Trust) was among the very earliest bodies which developed and promoted public art in Britain...
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growth rings, christine evans
Christine Evans
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<p>This collection from Christine Evans follows well-received &rsquo;Selected Poems&rsquo;.&nbsp; Hers is a sensitive and persuasive voice, highly attuned to the vagries of the seasons, to the landscapes and inhabitants of the beautiful Llyn Peninsula in North Wales where the author has made her home.<br /><br />As...
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<p><br />Most of the stories are set in Gwyn Thomas&rsquo;s native South Wales Valleys during the Depression of the 1920s and 30s. The conditions then - massive unemployment, poverty, emigration, loss of self-esteem - are the basis of Thomas&rsquo;s art. The result is not a grey or embittered writing; a highly developed sense...
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Grahame Davies, Lightening Beneath the Sea
Grahame Davies
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<p><em>&quot;He is a thoughtful, meditative, serious poet and well worth reading.&quot;</em><strong><em> </em>- Sheenagh Pugh</strong></p><p><em>Lightning Beneath the Sea </em>is the first collection of poems in English by Grahame Davies, featuring the work that he has honed...
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Three Plays by Greg Cullen
Greg Cullen
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<p>&rsquo;Mary Morgan&rsquo; is the story of a young servant girl seduced and then betrayed by her master&rsquo;s son. Pregnant and in despair, she is trapped into actions that have ultimately tragic consequences. Based on an incident in nineteenth-century Wales, this moving play is set against a background of civil unrest,...
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Gladys Mary Coles
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<p>Novelist, poet and mystic, Mary Webb (1881-1927) is an author undergoing revival and revaluation. Her most famous novel, <em>Precious Bane</em>, won the Prix Femina of 1924 and was recently televised. While her work was admired by Rebecca West, John Buchan, de la Mare and others during her lifetime, popular succes came only...
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