A Certain Marvellous Thing, john powell ward
John Powell Ward
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<p>In his first collection of poetry since 1984, John Powell Ward breaks new ground. These are edgy, urgent, relevant poems. The new forms are varied, radical and playful. Ward has moved from the pastoral pleasures of his last book, <em>The Clearing</em> towards a new sensibility, one concerned about the state of the world that...
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swansea anthology
James A. Davies
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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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Alun lewis a life
John Pikoulis
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<p>Alun Lewis (1915-1944) is one of the most impressive and important writers of the century. The leading author of World War Two, perhaps the leading poet, he is still an influential figure, particularly in his native Wales. In this new and revised edition of his biography John Pikoulis draws on unpublished material and Lewis&rsquo;s...
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John Briggs
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<p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK; PLEASE DO NOT ORDER AS WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO SUPPLY.</span><br /> <br /> <em>Before The Deluge</em> is a fascinating depiction of a now-vanished world, which was swept away by an untimely wave of unsympathetic redevelopment....
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clough williams ellis
Jonah Jones
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<p>The architect Clough Williams-Ellis (1883-1978) is probably best known as the creator of Portmeirion, the Italianate village known as &rsquo;the Xanadu of Wales&rsquo; and the setting of the cult television series, <em>The Prisoner</em>. As Portmeirion attests, Williams-Ellis was an architect with an eye for space,...
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Judy Brown
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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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David Jones The Maker Unmade, Jonathan Miles & Derek Shiel
Jonathan Miles
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<p>New edition. David Jones, the greatest painter-poet since Blake, was celebrated and revered by the most renowned of his contemporaries. Since his death in 1974, a growing circle of enthusiasts has valued his work for its scope and complexity. For the centenary of his birth, this much awaited major critical study introduces Jones&rsquo...
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dirt roads, john davies
John Davies
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<p>Rusted mining towns in the American west connect along dirt roads with the slate country of North Wales, peopled, not empty, in John Davies&rsquo; new collection. </p><p>At its heart is the sonnet sequence &rsquo;Reading the Country.&rsquo; Here tensions such as those between Welsh and English, nature and the slate...
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Edward elgar
John Allison
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<p>.<br /><br />Edward Elgar was for many years the most popular composer in Britain; his music was, and remains, inextricably linked with the final, glorious years of the Empire. Yet Elgar himself was almost entirely untypical of the British Establishment. Born a shopkeeper&rsquo;s son, part of an active Catholic family and...
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Eric Gill & David Jones at Capel-y-Finn, Jonathan Miles
Jonathan Miles
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<p>.<br /><br />This is the first book dedicated to the four year collaboration between two major British artists, Eric Gill and David Jones, at Gill&rsquo;s artistic-religious community at Capel-y-Ffin, a remote disused monastery in the Black Mountains. There, during the nineteen twenties, Gill and Jones came under new...
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Fire Drill, John Barnie
John Barnie
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<p><em>Fire Drill</em> is an ambitious collection of essays in which the author &#39;attempts to make sense of the first decade of the twenty-first century&#39;. It represents a strand of contemporary thought at once Barnie&rsquo;s but also that of a wider, if relatively silent section of the general public. The...
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flight patterns, john davies
John Davies
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<p>Against backcloths which include Utah where he lived for a year and the Dee estuary of north Wales, his home area, Davies&rsquo; fascination with other people has sparked a diversity of forms, voices, stories. Underlying his variety, there is too an urgently sustained focus. The tension between rootedness and movement, two ways of...
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flowers & fables
Jocelyne Lawton
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<p><br /><br />In <em>Flowers &amp; Fables</em> Jocelyne Lawton reminds us of a time when, through a mixture of religious belief, country superstition and medical lore, flowers and herbs had an essential place in everyday life. This book recognises a revival of contemporary interest as modern consumers look for...
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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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 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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In Reality, Jean Portante
Jean Portante
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<p>Jean Portante is a lyric poet, and also one who has something to say to an international audience. As a Francophone Luxemburger of Italian descent, his poetry works at the spaces between European cultures and is concerned with themes of identity, politics, language, Europe, the divide between politics and everyday life. This dual language...
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Jack the Ripper: The Hand of a Woman, John Morris
John Morris
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<p><em>&quot;In the end this is a book so well written and enthralling that it is almost impossible to set it aside once started. The sound, smells, flavors of Victorian England suffuse every page. For those who enjoy mysteries and the process if investigation and resolution, this book is bound to please&quot; </em><...
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ed. Paul Clements
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<p>Jan Morris is one of the world&rsquo;s leading writers. In this tribute to her on her eightieth birthday, a number of well-known people from the world of travel writing, journalism, broadcasting and publishing celebrate the writer, as well as the person, in specially written essays. Through anecdotes and personal memories, they...
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jean earle selected poems
Jean Earle
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<p>This volume collects the best work from Jean Earle&rsquo;s previous books,<em> A Trial of Strength</em>, <em>The Intent Look </em>and<em> Visiting Light</em>, whilst adding to it over forty outstanding new poems.</p><p>Since her first book in 1980 (published at the age of seventy one)...
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John cowper powys
Herbert Williams
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<p>John Cowper Powys (1872-1963) has been called the forgotten man of English literature, seemingly a remarkable assessment for such a prolific writer. Novels such as <em>Weymouth Sands</em>, <em>Wolf Solent</em>, <em>A Glastonbury Romance</em> and <em>Maiden Castle</em> stand as landmarks in...
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John Ormond
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<p>John Ormond (1923-1990) is one of the remarkable generation of poets born in south Wales in the early 1920s which includes Dannie Abse and Leslie Norris. A journalist on Picture Post during its heyday in the 1940s, he was a friend of fellow Swansea writers Dylan Thomas and Vernon Watkins, both of whom were key influences on a poetry of...
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John Tripp
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<p>This volume will be warmly welcomed by the many admirers of John Tripp. A well known and popular figure on the poetry scene, his untimely death in 1986 meant the loss of a &rsquo;devoted and passionate poet&rsquo;, as John Ormond calls him in the Introduction to this book.</p><p>Pithy, regretful, bitter, angry, at...
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Jonah Jones: An Artist's Life
Peter Jones
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<p><em>&quot;...Peter writes with captivating erudition.&quot; </em><strong>- Planet</strong></p><p>Sculptor, painter, letter cutter, stained glass artist, novelist, academic and administrator; Jonah Jones (1919-2004) was a twentieth century renaissance man.<br />Born near Newcastle into a...
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Damian Walford-Davies
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<p>A shattered Judas Iscariot &ndash; that byword for betrayal &ndash; tells his own story in Damian Walford Davies&#39; compelling and finely wrought new collection from Seren.<br /><br />We follow Judas over the course of five days as he moves through first-century Jerusalem trying to make sense of the bewildering...
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