A Boat Called Annalise
Lynne Hjelmgaard
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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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sea in the desert
Leslie Norris
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<p>Leslie Norris&rsquo;s eleventh collection of poetry is marked by his observation of the natural world. Many of the poems are concerned with the cyclical processes of nature migration, the seasons, life and death. They are written with all the sharpness of language, exactness of imagery and vivid painterly description which readers...
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Ancestral Lines, Linden Peach
Linden Peach
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<p>Ancestral Lines explores poetry written away from the economic and cultural centre by six poets: Seamus Heaney, Tony Harrison, Douglas Dunn, Gillian Clarke, Sally Roberts Jones and Oliver Reynolds. Linden Peach sees them all as responsible for mapping locales: their work, he claims, is a voyage of geographical discovery for the literary...
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Call Mother a Lonely Field, Liam Carson
Liam Carson
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<p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL Ondaatje Prize 2013</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><div>&quot;A family memoir, written with a son&rsquo;s love of his parents and filled with<br />the gentle particulars of life in Northern Ireland when all one saw from&nbsp;</div><div>the...
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Leslie Norris, Collected Stories
Leslie Norris
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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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Three Plays by Lucy Gough
Lucy Gough
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<p>There&rsquo;s a point in between. The sea and the sky, Heaven and Hell, life and death. Where the debris of life carried out on the flow meets the sea and is forced to let go. If you fail to cross over that bar you go down with no soul. So says the mysterious Keeper of the purgatorial cell that is the setting for the poetic and...
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dats love, leonara brito
Leonora Brito
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<p>Dorothy, 59, takes up nude modelling; Dooley Wilson&rsquo;s funeral in Cardiff; the assassination of J.F.K.; what&rsquo;s going down at the Blue Bayou; the road that was once a canal; Dido Elizabeth Belle, a slave in England. These are just some of the characters and situations in Leonora Brito&rsquo;s wide-ranging collection...
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don't stand so close, lloyd rees
Lloyd Rees
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<p>Tom Browning is 36. Bored and frustrated at home, he has reached the point of cynicism as a music teacher in a comprehensive school. Asking a class to respond to the lyrics of some pop music, it is Tom, afraid of growing fat, bald and middle-aged, who discerns a spurious truth in the hope and yearning of the words. He promptly falls in...
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fighting pretty, louise walsh
Louise Walsh
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br /><strong>For the first time at an Olympic Games, the 10 men&#39;s Boxing events at London 2012 will be joined by three women&#39;s events. </strong><br /><br />Written in honest, original prose, sharp with imagery and a love of&nbsp; place, debut author Louise...
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last bird singing, allan bush
Allan Bush
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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Winner of the Glen Dimplex Award for fiction 2009</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&ldquo;Walking Clifton Street, in any direction, is like going to your own funeral.&rdquo;</strong><br /><br /><em>Last Bird Singing</em> is a blacker than black...
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last light breaking, patrick corcoran
Patrick Corcoran
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<p>Connolly, old, recently widowed, body declining, is marooned in the house of his son in Wales. An Irishman from Carlow he joined the British army to escape poverty and found himself on the wrong side of the Irish conflict and the wrong side of the Irish Sea. At the end of his life Connolly can only wonder what form an &rsquo;Irish...
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late thoughts in march, john powell ward
John Powell Ward
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<p>Ward&rsquo;s poems have a bracing freshness. He is extremely aware of the basis of language, of the alphabet as an abstract, symbolic and sacred presence, and he is wary of pinning down experience with it. His poems are as carefully composed for sound as music; philosophically they are open and searching. Ward stands persona and...
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laughter from the dark
Michael Parnell
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<p>Novelist, playwright, broadcaster, raconteur: by the time of his early death in 1981, Gwyn Thomas was widely admired as all these things, in addition to being a much-Ioved columnist in <em>Punch</em>. Once described as &rsquo;the greatest talker in the world&rsquo; he was the veteran entertainer of The Brains Trust and...
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laying out the body
Lucien Jenkins
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<p>These poems by Lucien Jenkins often have the quality of lucid dreams, for they are at once vivid and particular and charged with emotion.</p> <p>In 'Dog' the past literally hounds you; in 'Less' the earth begins to shrink alarmingly - &quot;then it was noticed nothing had been heard from France for some...
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Zihhal Bethell, Le Temps des Cerises
Zillah Bethell
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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Zillah Bethell brings events to life in a rollercoaster, almost caricature-like style, rather than a realistic reconstruction of history and hardship, although the details of the setting are keenly researched and acutely dramatised.&nbsp; Her protagonist is Eveline, a young woman longing for action,...
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Ed. Meic Stephens
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<p>This landmark publication of more than 300 poems reflects the sixty plus year publishing life of the late Leslie Norris, who died in 2007, aged 86. Norris was best known as a nature poet and elegist of passion and rare expression. Lyrical and individual, to his closely observed poems, each word weighted and in its correct place, Norris...
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Letter to Patience, John Haynes
John Haynes
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<h3>Winner of the 2006 Costa Poetry Award</h3> <p>Set in Patience&rsquo;s Parlour, a small mud-walled bar in northern Nigeria, at a time of political unrest, <em>Letter to Patience</em> is a vividly atmospheric book-length poem divided into cantos.</p> <p>The letter writer is in Britain, where he has...
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Letters from Wales, Joan Abse
Joan Abse
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<p>Ranging over eight centuries of life in Wales, this fascinating anthology of private and public correspondence, journals and diary entries provides an enthralling commentary on the country&rsquo;s development. The letters bring Welsh history to life through vivid vignettes of personal experience and all too human opinion. While...
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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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lime lemon sarsaparilla
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<p><br /><br /><br />Lime, Lemon and Sarsaparilla is a wonderful evocation of Italian life in south Wales from the turn of the century to the post-war years, when the Italian café was central to the social life of many small communities in the valleys.<br /><br />This first detailed book on the subject follows...
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Limestone Man, Robert Minhinnick
Robert Minhinnick
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<p>Richard Parry is a painter who cannot paint, a writer who doesn&rsquo;t write.&nbsp;</p><p>His obsession is Lulu, that &lsquo;orphan off the street&rsquo;, his aboriginal&nbsp; &lsquo;green child&rsquo;.</p><p>But on returning from Australia to his hometown he finds it has become...
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little armoured
Rebecca Perry
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<p><strong>Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice </strong></p> <p><em>&quot;Remarkable.&quot;</em> <strong>- Poetry Wales</strong></p> <p>In 2011, Poetry Wales magazine awarded the <em>Poetry Wales</em> Purple Moose Poetry Prize for the third time. The judges, Zoe...
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David Hurn
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<p><em>Living in Wales</em>&nbsp;is an album of one hundred and one duotone portraits of people who, in the words of David Hurn &rsquo;have enriched my life and that of Wales.&rsquo; It is a roster of the famous and distinguished in the fields of science, business, the arts, sport, the law, health, media, politics and...
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living next to leda, barbara bentley
Barbara Bentley
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<p>This is a remarkable first collection of poems by Barbara Bentley. Her distinctively witty voice brings us the up-to-date versions of the females of mythology. </p><p>'Noah&rsquo;s Wife&rsquo; is plagued by her DIY-mad, boat-building spouse, &rsquo;Waking Beauty&rsquo; wakes from a cryogenic sleep into a...
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