2001 a year in wales, patrick hannan
Patrick Hannan
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<p>The sound of laughter is rarely far away as Patrick Hannan watches the events of 2001 unfold and describes them in this chronicle of a year in Wales. The result is a revealing picture of the kind of country Wales now is, its obsessions, its ambitions, its divisions, and the nature of the people who run it or want to run it. The fury over...
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Philip Gross
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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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a useful fiction, patrick hannan
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<p>In <em>A Useful Fiction</em> political broadcaster Patrick Hannan provides a punchy commentary on how the mere question of devolution is influencing all areas of political debate. The make-up of Britain has seen far-reaching change in the last ten years. Yet do the British understand these changes? Or rather do the English?...
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Academe, Paul Groves
Paul Groves
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<p>Paul Groves&rsquo;s first volume confirms the promise which has marked him out as one of the most engaging poetic voices of recent years. Crystalline, deft, and exhilaratingly ironic, these poems deserve a wide audience. Those who are not already familiar with Paul Groves&rsquo;s well-crafted verse will not be disappointed by this...
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act one wales
Phil Clark
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<p>This substantial collection of one act plays from Wales charts the rise of Welsh Drama from the 1950s to the present. From the Dylan Thomas classic, &rsquo;Return Journey&rsquo;, to the work of established names likes Charles Way and Frank Vickery, to the more recent plays by young writers like Edward Thomas and Ian Rowlands, this...
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After Brock, Paul Binding
Paul Binding
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<p>&quot;Animal magic on the borders between youth and maturity<em>&quot;</em> <em><strong>&ndash; The Independent</strong></em></p><p>&quot;After Brock shows how natural drama infuses human behaviour with resonant meaning, and vice versa.&quot; <strong>&ndash;...
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at the bright hem of god: radnorshire pastoral
Peter J. Conradi
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<p>&#39;Conradi writes thoughtfully and non-judgementally even when dealing with contentious matters of Welsh politics and cultural identity. He is glad to quote Bidgood&#39;s declaration that she did not come to this area to escape the world: &quot;This is the world.&quot; Completed by Simon Dorrell&#39;s exquisite pen-...
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Polly Atkin
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<p><em>Basic Nest Architecture</em>, Polly Atkin&rsquo;s first collection of poetry, marks a startling new talent. Known for a couple of prize-winning pamphlets, including her Seren/Mslexia prize-winning <em>Shadow Dispatches</em>, and her Michael Marks nominated <em>Bone Song</em>, and widely...
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Phil Cope
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<p>The border country between Wales and England is a fertile place in many senses. Settled for millennia, one of the few links we have with early man here are their surviving pagan, pre-Christian wells. Sacred wells have played an important part in the culture and landscape of the region, and continue to do so. Following his books on wells...
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Paul Henry
Poetry
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<p><strong>Shortlisted&nbsp;for Wales Book of the Year </strong><strong>2016</strong></p><p><strong>​</strong>Paul Henry has gained a reputation as one of of the best poets in the UK. <em>Boy Running</em> is his beautiful sixth collection and the first to follow&nbsp; <a...
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captive audience,paul henry
Paul Henry
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<p>Private and public worlds collide in Paul Henry&#39;s second collection. A cast that includes, amongst others, butchers, teachers, hairdressers, mechanics and town planners sustains this poet&rsquo;s awareness of human strengths and frailties. Acutely portrayed in the moving middle sequence, where the fall from grace of an elderly...
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cecil Noreen, patrick corcoran
Patrick Corcoran
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<p><em>&quot;I recommend this book to anyone who would enjoy a realistic romantic novel with plenty of interesting, lively details and prose that flows gracefully, a novel that encapsulates the many aspects of this life, even the hard ones in which many of us have trouble finding the good&quot;</em> - <a href="...
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commons knowledge, paul flynn
Paul Flynn
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<p>Most MPs do not achieve the great offices of State; some do not aspire to them. As backbenchers they have an influential role in the making of legislation, the conduct of government and the welfare of their political party. Commons Knowledge makes the case for the active, rigorous backbench MP. From taking the oath to resigning, it offers...
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Dennis potter
Peter Stead
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<p>Dennis Potter is the most gifted and influential playwright in television history. Millions of people have been fascinated by his novels, plays, adaptations and films. Brilliant Oxford student, journalist, an early television critic, a failed parliamentary candidate, Potter belongs to that generation of the working-class which rose to...
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Edging the Estuary, Peter Finch
Peter Finch
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<p>In the Middle Ages the port of Cardiff stretched from Chepstow to Gower. Peter Finch, archetypal Cardiffian, sets out to explore his heritage, walking the Welsh side of the Severn Estuary and reclaiming his personal memories in addition to discovering the lives of others. And with a detour to Maismore, the highest tidal point of the...
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Eros and Thanatos, paul groves
Paul Groves
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<p>Sex and Death are the dominant themes of this provocative collection. With precise formal elegance and ironic flair Groves expertly dissects the angst of contemporary man. Groves&rsquo; territory is a no-man&rsquo;s land between convention and perversion: a man is driven wild by a woman putting on her clothes; a woman tries to...
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Pascale Petit
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<p>SHORTLISTED FOR THE T.S. ELIOT PRIZE 2014<br /><br />The Fauverie of this book is the big-cat house in the Jardin des Plantes zoo. But the word also evokes the Fauves, &lsquo;primitive&rsquo; painters who used raw colour straight from the tube. Like <a href="http://www.serenbooks.com/book/the-zoo-father/...
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food, finch
Peter Finch
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<p>In <em>Food</em> the multi-talented and endlessly inventive Peter Finch keenly observes the dark forces that afflict us and then relentlessly skewers them with a quick wit, or twists form to give alternative versions, inflicting a random beauty on the stale or predictable. </p><p>He fearlessly lampoons the cliches...
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From the interior, borkovec
Petr Borkovec
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<p>Petr Borkovec is a young Czech poet who is making a name for himself across Europe and beyond. Already translated into several other European languages including French, German and Italian, <em>From the Interior </em>is the first generous selection of his work to appear in English.</p><p>The book draws on work from...
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Heads Held High
Phil Bennett
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<h2><br />&nbsp;</h2><p><em><strong>For those of us who are still feeling the pain of that fateful night in Auckland when fate conspired to rob Wales of a deserved World Cup Final place, this book serves as a reminder of the immense highs and lows we all experienced during the Autumn. </strong></em...
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Herbert Howells, Paul Spicer
Paul Spicer
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<p>Composer, organist, teacher, writer and broadcaster, Herbert Howells (1892-1983) is a major figure in English music. His three choral masterpieces, <em>Hymnus Paradisi</em>, the <em>Stabat Mater</em> and <em>Missa Sabrinensis</em>, are classics, while his ecclesiastical music - quite possiblly sung...
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Phil Cope
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<p>Sacred wells have played an important part in the culture and landscape of Cornwall for several millennia, and continue to do so. <em>Holy Wells: Cornwall</em> is a collection of beautiful colour photographs of forty-five of the most important and pre-eminent wells in the county, accompanied by an informative text about the...
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Phil Cope
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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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Phil Cope
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<p>The holy wells of Wales are one of its best keep secrets. Here, photographer Phil Cope, selects 42 of his favourites and reveals their histories, mystery and, stunningly, their physical appearance. The wells range from almost invisible rock strewn holes in fields and rocky outcrops, to commercialised spas in mid Wales and the full-blown...
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