Dannie Abse
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<p>Poet, novelist, playwright, diaryist, anthologist and broadcaster, Dannie Abse has contributed hugely to literature in Britain. In <em>There Was a Young Man From Cardiff</em> he presents a series of deceptions - or are they? - which ask about the nature of &rsquo;truth&rsquo; and &rsquo;reality&rsquo;.<br /...
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Robert Watson
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<p>Some do it for the money. Some do if for the fun - they&rsquo;re the ones you really don&rsquo;t want to meet. The all powerful state. The individual out of control. Love is at the mercy of strangers. A kidnapping, an arms policy. No relationship is untangled, no loyalty is without conflict, no act beyond imagining. Visceral, taut...
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Richard John Evans
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<p>Vitriolic in its disgust, malevolent in its humour, dazzling in its invective, <em>Entertainment</em> pushes you places you&rsquo;d rather not go, where life&rsquo;s more bearable on vodka and whizz, bogs are for shagging other blokes&rsquo; birds and the pub singer&rsquo;s crap and he&rsquo;s your dad....
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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>Set in a country lying somewhere between Wales and central Asia, in a time which might be the middle ages or the near-present, <em>Folk Music</em> is a rounded and satisfying portrayal of a small rural community, its loves and its conflicts, and the tensions which threaten its cohesion.<br />Central to the story is the...
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Roger Granelli
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<p>Mark&rsquo;s fifteen. His friends call him Psycho. He hates school and has a burgeoning career in house-breaking. His dad left when he was just a kid, and now he&rsquo;s stuck on a mountain-top estate with the worst reputation in Wales. His best mate Daniels - if you can call him a mate - sniffs glue. Emma&rsquo;s always...
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Non-Return, Dai Vaughan
Dai Vaughan
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<p>A hugely energetic rumination on politics, family and fiction, <em>Non-Return</em> traces the life of a technical draughtsman and writer, following his efforts to reconcile his art and his everyday life.<br /><br />Interspersed with exquisitely-written short fictions, this is a novel about fatherhood, work, memory...
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Sian James
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<div><em>A Small Country</em> is the story of the Evans family, farmers in Carmarthenshire. In the summer of 1914 son Tom returns from Oxford to find the family falling apart. His handsome father has gone to live with schoolmistress Miriam Lewis, who is to have his child. His mother, broken-hearted, lies ill in bed, while his...
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Christopher Meredith
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<p>Clint and Dustin are coconuts, 10L have turned into three-toed sloths, Gron is becoming Zero Mostel, the lower sixth is an airliner of people about to fall out of the sky, and you, you&rsquo;ve turned into a three-eyed Martian who speaks a nounless language and has forgotted to pay the child minder. But what&rsquo;s all this got...
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Who Stole a Bloater?
Frances Thomas
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<p>Meet the Vaughan family: Mamma, Dadda, Davy, his five sisters and baby brother Owen. They live in a small house in a Welsh Valley before the First World War.<br /><br />This charming book chronicles some of their adventures: Bessie&rsquo;s hunger strike for the latest fashion; Owen&rsquo;s sudden and mysterious...
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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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Roger Granelli
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<p>In the 1984 Miners&rsquo; Strike two brothers find themselves in the no man&rsquo;s land between police line and picket line. A union official, Edwin Bowles is deeply involved in organising striking miners and defending his community. His younger brother Elliott is an ambitious policeman who sees promotion in the strike. The two...
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Unconditional Surrender
Emyr Humphreys
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<p>In the months between May and August 1945 the world is both winding down and changing forever. The European war over, Britain looks to the future and prepares for a general election. Unknown to all but a few, life is about to be pitched into the atomic age.<br /><br /><em>Unconditional Surrender</em> charts these...
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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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Emyr Humphreys
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<p><strong>Wales Book of the Year Winner, 1999</strong></p><p><em>The Gift of a Daughter</em> is a novel of delusion and self-knowledge, tradition and change, loss and identity in which the pace, plotting, characterisation and dialogue are as faultless as we expect from a writer of Emyr Humphreys&rsquo...
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Christopher Meredith
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<p><em>&quot;the classic statement about the [post-industrial] situation, both social and personal&quot; </em><strong>- Prof. Stephen Knight in </strong><em><strong>One Hundred Years of Fiction</strong></em></p><p><em>&quot;A first novel of consummate skill&...
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Robert Watson
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<p>At the end of the Fifties the quiet fishing town of Milford Haven faces the future as plans for an oil refinery are announced. Traditional values are challenged when big city corruption arrives in the shape of a dead man and a briefcase full of money. The comfortable life of trawlerman John Eakins and his family is plunged into chaos as...
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Rhys Davies
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<p>When Rhonwen discovers her husband is spending his early retirement playing bowls and conducting an affair, her response is coldly murderous. But the relief of retribution is replaced by a guilt which haunts her in the form of a ram with red horns. Pushed to the point of madness she begins a new life and confronts her husband&rsquo;s...
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Roger Granelli
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<p>White British guitarist Frank Magnani arrives in fifties New York to break into the smoky world of jazz. Coming home from the austerity of post-war Europe to a land of plenty he finds there&rsquo;s plenty to learn. His education is not confined to music alone, he also finds himself in a world where ego is everything, the musicians are...
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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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Sian James
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<p>Marian, a doctor&rsquo;s widow, has moved to a cottage in a small Pembrokeshire town. Her neighbour in the Big House, Gerald, an expert on the standing stones of the Preseli mountains, believes their power continues today. Marian is sceptical but her visitor, the once-beautiful Sally, is revitalised by some power which seems on that...
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The Genre of Silence
Duncan Bush
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<p>Duncan Bush&rsquo;s work brings to life, at times painfully, the work of the Russian poet Victor Bal, who &rsquo;disappeared&rsquo; under Stalinism. This surprising and original new book recalls the period by an intermingling of history and fiction which imaginative writers have always understood but that historians have...
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Robert Watson
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<p><em>Rumours of Fulfilment</em> is a novel of the passing through to womanhood of two sisters, Rhiannon and Ruth McLellan. Living in a sleepy Welsh village, 18-year-old Rhiannon is determined to break out into a wider world by going to university in England. This and her young English art teacher seem to be an escape from...
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A Toy Epic, Emyr Humphreys
Emyr Humphreys
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<p><em>A Toy Epic </em>is the story of three boys moving towards the threshold of adult life in the Thirties. From differing backgrounds, their lives cross and touch until they become firm friends. Each of them, Michael, Albie and Iorwerth, take up the story in turn, creating their own particular world and contributing to the...
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The Show-Me State, Lloyd Rees
Lloyd Rees
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<p>When Arthur Noone arrives at South Missouri State University to research American usage of English, words almost fail to describe the fix in which he finds himself. Bored with academe and escaping a broken marriage, the weak-willed Arthur is desperate to have a good time with American beer and women. In a fruitless wait for a new woman...
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