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<p>Michael O&rsquo;Brien was notoriously falsely imprisoned for the murder of a Cardiff newsagent in 1988. His sentence was overturned in 1999 and he successfully sued South Wales Police, eventually receiving a large financial compensation in 2006.</p><p>In the first part of <em>The Dossier</em> he presents new...
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Hammad Rind
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<p><em>International shipping available at checkout</em></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Easily the most remarkable work of fiction to come out of Wales in a thousand moons.&rdquo; &ndash; Jon Gower</strong></p><p><strong><em>&ldquo;Four Dervishes</em>&nbsp;is a...
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Dai George
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<p>This&nbsp;confident second collection by Dai George addresses the contentious nature of the times. Always deeply thoughtful but also alternately ebullient, angry, curious, ashamed, the poet moves through urban and digital spaces feeling both uneasy and exhilarated. As with the&nbsp;Auden&nbsp;of the inter-war period, there is...
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Ilse Pedler
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<p><em>Auscultation</em> means listening and specifically, in medicine, listening to sounds that come from the body&rsquo;s internal organs. If listening is a central theme of this collection, it is also about being heard. Ilse Pedler is poet of breadth and depth. There are poems about waiting rooms and surgical instruments,...
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Jayne Joso
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<p><strong>&ldquo;...written in pellucidly clear prose and wrought like pieces of fine porcelain, unfussy in their language and measured in their telling to the point of being, well, serene.&rdquo; &ndash; <em>Nation.Cymru</em></strong></p><p><em>Japan&nbsp;Stories</em>&nbsp...
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Leslie Scase
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<p>In this new mystery Inspector Chard is confronted with another murder in bustling Victorian Pontypridd. On the face of it the case appears unremarkable, even if it isn&rsquo;t obviously solvable, but following new leads takes Chard into unexpected places. A second murder, a sexual predator, industrial espionage and a mining disaster...
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Abeer Ameer
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<p><strong>&ldquo;A moving and humane collection... The poems remind us poignantly of the importance of hope and love in bleak times and pay tribute to inspiring acts of courage.&rdquo; &ndash; <em>Mslexia</em></strong></p><p><strong><em>&ldquo;Inhale/Exile </em>is a...
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Rosalind Hudis
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<p><em>Restorations</em> is a journey into what it means to preserve &ndash; a monument, a moment, a life-story, a poppy. It&rsquo;s about the hunger to possess and the need to let go. Welding themes from art and history with the contemporary, there are poems about pigments and dictators, glue and glass houses,...
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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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Angela Graham
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<h3>Longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2021</h3><p>A city burns in a crisis &minus; because the status quo has collapsed and change must come. Every value, relationship and belief is shaken and the future is uncertain.</p><p>In the twenty-six stories in <em>A City Burning</em>, set in Wales...
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Peter Benson
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<p>Ed Beech is one half of Beech Building Services. He&rsquo;s based in Bermondsey but no job&rsquo;s too small, no distance too great. So when he&rsquo;s asked to do some work on a house in Orkney, he loads the van with paint, tools and sandwiches, and takes off. He gets nervous around farm animals and large ships, and he&...
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Euron Griffith
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<p><em>When he smiled it really did feel as if the chilly Caernarfonshire wind had stopped for a few seconds and as if the place had suddenly got warmer.</em></p><p>When Miriam fell in love with Padraig life seemed simple. But soon she discovered that love is a treacherous business. Everything changed when she met...
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Rhian Edwards
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<p><strong>A <a href="https://nationalpoetryday.co.uk/poems/poetry-recommendations/">National Poetry Day</a> Recommended Read 2020</strong></p><p><em>The Estate Agent&rsquo;s Daughter</em> is Rhian Edwards&rsquo; eagerly awaited follow-up to her multi-prizewinning debut <a...
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Katrina Naomi
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<p><strong>&lsquo;...this is a liberating reminder that &ldquo;there are different ways to live&rdquo;...nothing can suppress the wild and quirky energy at play...Wild Persistence&nbsp;is the joyous affirmation we need.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>PBS</em></strong></p><p><strong...
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Cath Drake
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<p><strong>Longlisted for The Laurel Prize 2021</strong></p><p><strong>&quot;Its unfettered creativity and sharp, critical mind work alongside one another to deliver a poetry collection equal parts fascinating, essential, abstract and educational. The insights it provides into the major struggles of our era...
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Katherine Stansfield
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<p>Katherine Stansfield has made a name for herself both as a wryly witty poet of the everyday seen &lsquo;aslant&rsquo; and as a popular novelist of crime and fantasy. Her second poetry collection, <em>We Could Be Anywhere by Now</em>, is pointedly full of poems about placement and displacement. After a childhood on...
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Tamar Yoseloff
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<p><strong>&quot;Yoseloff&nbsp;has listened to voices other than her own, has caught their words and made poems that help us remember.&quot; - <em>London Grip</em></strong></p><p><strong>&quot;The great strength of this collection is&nbsp;Yoseloff&rsquo;s&nbsp;openness...
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Alexandra Ford
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Ford&rsquo;s book is as much about the retreading of history as it is about history itself. It&rsquo;s about the search for the truth as a way of understanding the truth of ourselves. She is careful not to forget the small kindnesses and cruelties that live within the sweep of world forces. This book is...
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Robert Minhinnick
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<p><strong>Longlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize</strong></p><p>Nia Vine is about to fulfil her dream of exploring an unmapped&nbsp;cave system. With her will go two friends who were brought up in the same seaside town.&nbsp;&nbsp;These companions are international travellers, but Nia, who has recently...
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<p><strong>&quot;This unique memoir shows the remarkable life of an ordinary man, proving that each life can be made extraordinary. Jim Neat...has had a powerful impact on the people he&rsquo;s met...something he will undoubtedly continue to do so through this book that has immortalised his unique spirit.&quot; - <em>...
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Lynne Hjelmgaard
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<p><strong>&quot;The pictures that&nbsp;Hjelmgaard&nbsp;paints with words are more akin to pale watercolours rather than anything striking in oils, a quiet soundscape of inner thoughts and emotions, and it is this that gives them their strength.&quot; - WriteOutLoud</strong></p><p><strong>&...
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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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Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p><strong>Shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2020</strong></p><p><strong>Shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize 2019</strong></p><p><strong>&quot;Rees-Jones moves between prose and poetry as if to test language in the act of transfiguration. Her imagination interpolates the...
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Peter J Conradi
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<p>Peter J. Conradi&rsquo;s memoir&nbsp;<em>Family </em><em>Business&nbsp;</em>includes a cast of characters ranging from his European Jewish forebears who came to Britain in the Victorian era to influential novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch, whose biography Conradi himself wrote. The arc of Conradi...
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