• The highly anticipated second collection by Kim Moore
  • This award-winning study by Colin Hughes is a wonderful evocation of Italian immigration in south Wales from the turn of the century to the postwar years, when the Italian café was central to life in many small communities in the Valleys. With foreword by Welsh-Italian actor Victor Spinetti, Lime, Lemon & Sarsaparilla is a revealing history of our recent past. Available now.

    “A splendid and sensitively-written account..." – Hywel Francis

    New reprint of ‘Lime, Lemon and Sarsaparilla’
  • Seasonal recipes you can enjoy all year round
  • Join Peter Finch and John Briggs on twenty walks around Cardiff, the bustling capital of Wales, as they visit the new and the ancient, the difficult, the undiscovered, the lesser-known, the artistic, the entertaining, the quirky and the unexpected. Available now

    Discover Cardiff past and present
Kim Moore
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<p>This eagerly awaited second collection of poems from Kim Moore is pointedly feminist, challenging and keenly aware of the contradictions and complexities of desire. The 48 numbered poems take us through a gallery of exes and significant others where we encounter rage, pain, guilt, and love.</p><p>The book opens with a rally-...
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Will Hayward
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<p>In 2020 everyone&rsquo;s lives were taken over by the Covid-19 pandemic. No-one was unaffected. The spring lockdown changed the way we lived, the way we looked at each other and at ourselves. Big questions engaged us all: PPE, the health service, care homes, shielding. We became used to new words: &lsquo;social distancing&...
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<p><em>Lime, Lemon &amp; Sarsaparilla </em>is a wonderful evocation of Italian immigration in south Wales from the turn of the century to the postwar years, when the Italian café was central to life in many small communities in the Valleys. This first detailed book on the subject follows the fortunes of Italian families such...
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John Davies
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<p>The short story has long been a popular form with writers and readers in Wales. &nbsp;<em>The Green Bridge</em> collects work by 25 of the country&rsquo;s foremost writers of the twentieth century in an entertaining and varied anthology. Horror, satire, humour, war, tales of the aristocracy, of navvies, love, and...
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James Dean Bradfield
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<p>James Dean Bradfield has selected his eight Desert Island Poems for the 2020&nbsp;Seren Cardiff Poetry Festival. This pamphlet gathers together&nbsp;those poems, by John Burnside, Gillian Clarke, Emily Dickinson,&nbsp;Rhian Edwards, Emyr Humphreys, Patrick Jones, John Ormond and Rabindranath&nbsp;Tagore, for those not...
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<p><strong>Give the perfect gift this Christmas and treat yourself or someone special&nbsp;to a gift-wrapped parcel of three fiction books, carefully chosen from the fantastic&nbsp;Seren&nbsp;list.</strong></p><p>Each mystery bundle is terrific value at only &pound;9.99, and contains three fiction...
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<p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: vera-sans, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><strong style="box-sizing: border-box;">Treat yourself or someone you love to a gift-wrapped parcel of three excellent poetry books, carefully chosen from the award-winning&nbsp;...
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Iolo Williams
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<p>The UK is known for its natural beauty and its wildlife and in<em> Wild Places UK</em> television naturalist Iolo Williams picks his favourite forty wildlife sites from the many nature reserves around the country. From Hermaness on Shetland to the London Wetland Centre, from Dungeness in Kent to Loch Neagh, Williams criss-...
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Nula Suchet
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A cry from the heart that is a triumph of love over despair. &nbsp;Fear, guilt and anger are all here, but so too is real compassion and a genuine urge to make a difference.&rsquo; &ndash; Alan Titchmarsh</strong></p><p>When Nula&rsquo;s husband James, a documentary film-maker,...
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John Morris
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<p>Twenty years ago, four lives were brutally taken. But was an innocent man wrongfully convicted of this horrific crime? In the new edition of <em>The Clydach Murders</em>, author and solicitor John Morris reveals new information, making a forensic and compelling case ahead of Dai Morris&rsquo; latest appeal.</p><p...
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Jonathan Edwards
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<p><strong>Winner of the People&#39;s Choice Award, Wales Book of the Year 2019</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;As always Edwards&#39; writing is at once bold and sweeping whilst also managing to maintain a homely and intimate voice that feels personal​.&rsquo; &ndash; Ben Ray</strong>...
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Carrie Etter
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<p><strong>Poetry Book Society Recommendation, Winter 2018</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;It&rsquo;s well-nigh impossible to convey with quotation how Etter&rsquo;s use of language, form, restraint and space combine to such impressive effect.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>Stride magazine...
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Claire Williamson
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<p><br /><strong>&lsquo;At once heartbreaking and comfortingly human, with the skill to make your spirits soar.&rsquo; &ndash; <em>SkyLightRain</em></strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Claire Williamson&#39;s poems are beguiling hybrids &ndash;&nbsp;self-assured yet...
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Sarah Philpott
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<p><strong>&lsquo;The story behind why this was written is equally as inspiring as are the dishes​&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>Buzz Magazine</em></strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;[Sarah Philpott&rsquo;s] reasoning to try vegan food is sound. Less cruelty, more deliciousness, and some...
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Naomi Kruger
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<p><strong>Longlisted for&nbsp;<em>The Guardian</em>&rsquo;s Not the Booker prize</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;A&nbsp;deftly-written and highly moving account of the effects of dementia&rsquo; &ndash; <em>Everybody&rsquo;s Reviewing</em></strong></p...
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Paul Henry
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<p><strong>&lsquo;... Paul Henry has much of his compatriot R.S. Thomas&rsquo;s gift, in that poet&rsquo;s later work, for terse, coolly forthright insightfulness ...&rsquo;&nbsp;<em>The TLS</em></strong><br />&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&lsquo;Here is a rich and comforting...
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Tony Conran (1931-2013)
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<p><em>Welsh Verse</em>, Tony Conran&rsquo;s milestone of translation, makes a welcome return. Formerly the <em>Penguin Book of Welsh Verse</em>, Seren has expanded the selection of what is the standard text of high quality translations of Welsh poetry stretching from the sixth century to the late twentieth...
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Jonathan Tulloch
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Tulloch&rsquo;s new novel is full of wit, smart observation and, yes, Philip Larkin.&rsquo; &ndash; <em>The TLS</em></strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;A really clever look both at Larkin, at Hull, at the 1950s&rsquo; &ndash; Michael Arditti on BBC Radio 4...
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Emily Blewitt
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Full of wit, fun, talent&rsquo; &ndash; <em>Artemis Poetry</em></strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Blewitt draws us in with her keen eye for quirkiness, a good ear for dialogue and her riotous delight in all things absurd.&rsquo; &ndash; Maria Apichella, The...
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Iolo Williams
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<p>Wales is full of wildlife sites and in&nbsp;<em>Wild Places</em>&nbsp;television naturalist Iolo&nbsp;Williams picks his favourite forty from the many nature reserves scattered&nbsp;around the country. From Cemlyn on Anglesey to the Newport Wetlands, from&nbsp;Stackpole in Pembrokeshire to the Dee Estuary,...
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Women's Work
Eva Salzman
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<p>With over 250 contributors, this generous selection of poetry by women with an emphasis on twentieth-century poetry in English features poets from the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Australia, and New Zealand. Arranged by thematic chapters that touch on various aspects of modern life, this anthology aims to be a...
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<p>The murder of God-fearing, bible-quoting, partially deaf Thomas Thomas at the branch of Star Stores he managed in Garnant, South Wales has remained an unsolved mystery since it happened in 1921. His body was found on the morning of Sunday February 13<sup>th</sup>, his head smashed, his throat cut and with a stab wound to the...
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<p>Peter Finch follows the trail of twentieth century popular music from a 1950s valve radio playing in a suburban Cardiff terrace to the reality of the music among the bars of Ireland, the skyscrapers of New York, the plains of Tennessee, the flatlands of Mississippi and the mountains of North Carolina. <em>The Roots of Rock from...
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Jasmine Donahaye
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<p><strong>Wales Book of the Year Non-Fiction Winner, English Language Category 2016</strong></p><p>In 2007, in a chance conversation with her mother, a kibbutznik, Jasmine Donahaye stumbled upon the collusion of her family in the displacement of Palestinians in 1948. She set out to learn the story of what happened,...
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