pestilence, william owen roberts
William Owen Roberts
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<p>From the elegance and refinement of Cairo&rsquo;s Madrasa Academy sets out Salah Ibn al Khatib, whose mission is to avenge his wronged family by killing the King of France. In a bizarre and exotic journey the luckless Salah encounters whores and rogues, popes and priests, bishops, kings and queens. As he penetrates the dark and...
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W.H. Davies, Lawrence Normand
Lawrence Normand
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<p>The story of W.H. Davies is one of the most remarkable in twentieth century letters. Born in lowly circumstances in Newport, he moved to America where he lived as a hobo - a life he recorded in &rsquo;Autobiography of a Supertramp&rsquo;. During this period he lost a leg falling from a train and, manual work denied to him, Davies...
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Waiting at the Water's Edge, Lucinda Coxon
Lucinda Coxon
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<p><em>Waiting at the Water&rsquo;s Edge</em> is a gripping new play by Lucinda Coxon. It opens with a chance meeting between two young girls, Vi and Su, on a North Wales beach. Their fates become entwined when they are both employed as servants in the same house. Vi forms a strange alliance with Will Couth, son of the house...
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Wales at War
Tony Curtis
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<p>Great literature and art have been an unintended consequence of war. The writings and images of those caught up in conflict or reflecting on its experience are embedded in our national consciousness. Wales has played its part in British battles over the past century, and in <em>Wales at War</em> its finest critics consider how...
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Wales off Message
Patrick Hannan
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<p>From Ron Davies&rsquo;s &rsquo;moment of madness &rsquo; to the Lib-Lab pact the new Welsh Assembly has had fraught beginnings. Patrick Hannan scrutinises the sagas of Ron and Alun and Rhodri and Rod, placing them in the complicated context of the organisations and people who set the agenda of public life in Wales.<br /...
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Wales on Screen, Steve Blandford
Steve Blandford
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<p>How has Wales been portrayed in the cinema and on TV? How does it portray itself? Is it possible to forge a distinctive film industry in the shadow of UK/US cultural domination? This book surveys the celluloid depiction of <em>Wales from How Green</em> <em>Was My Valley</em> to <em>Twin Town</em>, and...
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Wales Says Yes
Leighton Andrews
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<p>On 18 September 1997 the Welsh electorate voted for a National Assembly. The slender majority was an enormous turnaround from the outright rejection of 1979, a turnaround engineered by the Yes for Wales campaign, founded by Leighton Andrews. Wales Says Yes is the story of that campaign. Andrews has consulted widely with pro- and anti-...
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Wales: A Question for History, Dai Smith
Dai Smith
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<p>Dai Smith, one of Wales&#39; leading historians, has completely revised his ground-breaking book <em> Wales! Wales?</em> and given it a new title which takes Welsh history to the millennium, addressing the issues of history, culture and society which face all countries. Perceptive and provocative essays on the Tonypandy...
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T. J. Hughes
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<p>The churches of Wales are one of Britain&rsquo;s great unheralded treasures, yet for many years there has been no book devoted to them and they await the kind of complete coverage given to churches elsewhere in Britain.&nbsp; Astonishingly, this is the first opportunity for a book on the subject to show them at their best in...
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Wanting to Belong
Mike Jenkins
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<p>Helen&rsquo;s in mourning because Liam has killed himself - she felt she really knew him. Gary is in trouble with the law after that episode with the car. Catherine and Gavin were due some fun in the graveyard before a hair-raising interruption. Tracey wants to play football. And Matthew, well he&rsquo;s on another planet...
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Tony Curtis
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<p>War and its effects have been an enduring subject throughout the twenty-five year writing career of Tony Curtis. The resulting poetry might have been bleak but for the sensitivity with which Curtis handles the theme, and the bravery and dignity in the face of barbarism which he finds underlying conflict. Poems such as &#39;Soup&#...
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watching the fire eater
Robert Minhinnick
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<p>From Copacabana to urban Yorkshire, from New Mexico to a Welsh funfair, from The Netherlands to the Clare coast, Robert Minhinnick&rsquo;s world is a shrinking one. Its cast of characters includes Rio beach beggars, Madison Avenue literati, saloon-bar poolsters and millionaire scrap merchants. These essays cover a variety of subjects...
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Rosanne Alexander
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<p>When Rosanne Alexander&rsquo;s boyfriend Mike was offered the job of warden of Skomer, a small uninhabited island off the south west tip of Wales, they had just ten days to leave college, marry (a condition of employment) and gather their belongings and provisions for the trip to the island. This was the first of many challenges...
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Welcome Back to the Country Cover
Graham Clifford
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<p>The winner of the Poetry Wales Purple Moose Prize for 2010 is <em>Welcome Back to the Country</em> by Graham Clifford.</p> <p>Judges <a href="http://www.serenbooks.com/author/zo%C3%AB-skoulding">Zo&euml; Skoulding</a> and <a href="http://www.serenbooks.com/author/patrick-mcguinness...
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Welsh Artists Talking, Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis
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<p>Featuring Brendan Stuart Burns, Ivor Davies, David Garner, Robert Harding, Alfred Janes, Christine Jones, Jonah Jones, David Nash, Terry Setch and Lois Williams, this collection of interviews with artists from Wales is further evidence of the renaissance of the visual arts in the country. The ten artists talking to Tony Curtis vary in...
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Welsh Europeans
John Osmond
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<p>Welsh Europeans takes a fresh look at the identity and future of Wales as a new century approaches. There is a gulf between the ability of the Welsh people to have any real say over how they are governed and the Quango-driven government they endure. There is an increasing contradiction between Welshness and Britishness. Living with this...
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Welsh Journal, Jeremy Hooker
Jeremy Hooker
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<p>In <em>Welsh Journal</em> Jeremy Hooker recalls his life in the seventies when he was an English lecturer (in both senses) at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth. Delighting in his closeness to nature, life in a cottage in rural Llangwyryfon is delineated in delicate, poetic prose: the passing seasons, work in the...
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Jen Jones
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<p>Jen Jones&nbsp;has written an expanded version of&nbsp;<em>Welsh Quilts</em>, her authoritative guide&nbsp;to the history and art of the quilt in Wales.&nbsp;Kaffe Fassett, the doyenne of textiles, provides a Foreword for this&nbsp;new edition, which also&nbsp;includes a greater&nbsp;number of...
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Welsh Retrospective
Dannie Abse
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<p>&#39;Welsh Retrospective&#39; is a selection of poems about his native Wales by one of Britain&rsquo;s most popular poets. Dannie Abse&rsquo;s Welsh and Jewish backgrounds have been essential to his writings. Wales and Cardiff, in particular, have haunted his imagination. In this revealing new book he writes movingly about...
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Welsh Verse, Tony Conran
Tony Conran
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<p><br /><br />The tradition of Welsh poetry stretches back to the sixth century, making it among the oldest living literatures in Europe. In <em>Welsh Verse</em> Tony Conran translates a selection of work from fourteen centuries of poetry, from the epics of Taliesin and Aneirin to today&rsquo;s poets, Gwyn Thomas...
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What did you do in the War, Mummy?, Mavis Nicholson
Mavis Nicholson
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<p>A wonderfully varied collection of women talk to Mavis Nicholson about their lives during the second world war. Their frank and vivid stories reveal intimate details of how they lived, worked, loved and coped in those years.<br /><br />They discuss the new freedoms, the make-do and mend, the hopes and the fears, as well as the...
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Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p>Deryn Rees-Jones&rsquo;s new book, <em>What It&rsquo;s Like to Be Alive: Selected Poems</em>, marks a mid-career milestone in the life of this highly-acclaimed writer. From the poems written in her teens and early twenties included in her exciting debut <em>The Memory Tray</em> to her most recent...
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What the Water Gave Me, Pascale Petit
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<p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR THE T.S ELIOT PRIZE 2010 </strong></p><p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2011</strong></p><p>&quot;Pascale&#39;s poems are as fresh as paint, and make you look all over again at Frida and her brilliant and tragic life.&quot; Jackie Kay, The...
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When Arthur Met Maggie, Patrick Hannan
Patrick Hannan
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<p>Although their relationship was one of the most important in post-war public life, they never met. But for a year in the 1980s Arthur Scargill and Margaret Thatcher were on opposite sides of a conflict that decided some of the most important questions in contemporary Britain. More than that, they were central to the process of bringing...
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