Daniel's Beetles
Tony Bianchi
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<p><em>Daniel&#39;s Beetles</em> is the author&#39;s translation of his prizewinning novel, <em>Pryfeta</em></p><p>Daniel is six. One afternoon, while playing with insects in the garden, he sees his father fall to his death. Is he upset? It&rsquo;s difficult to say, because Daniel would prefer...
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Fountainville, Tishani Doshi
Tishani Doshi
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<p>Fountainville is a strange, lonely town on the edge of everywhere, with its own healing secrets, as revealed by Luna, assistant to Begum, the Lady of the Fountain, in this retelling of celtic Mabinogion myth by poet and novelist Tishani Doshi. Under their care the town flourishes, but when the mysterious Mr Knight arrives at their house...
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love from Wales
Tony Curtis
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<p>&#39;Who made an ache under my rib?&#39; asks the poet on the first page of <em>Love from Wales</em>, and just what makes the Welsh a passionate race? This selection of poetry and prose on the theme of love by Welsh poet Tony Curtis and novelist Sian James offers some lively answers.<br /><br /><em>...
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Tiffany Murray
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<p><strong>&lsquo;<em>Sugar Hall</em> glints and glimmers&rsquo; &ndash; David Mitchell, author of New York Times bestseller <em>The Bone Clocks </em>and <em>Cloud Atlas</em></strong></p><p>Easter 1955 and Britain waits for a hanging.<br />Dieter Sugar finds a...
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Gary Ley
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<p>Fire brings death to a ranch in Texas. The only survivor is eight-year-old Ronnie, saved by Francis from the blaze which killed her family. Yet, as the smell of smoke fades, a hint of something equally destructive clouds the air: child abuse. Suspicion falls on Francis, the young outsider adrift in America, escaping the claustrophobia of...
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Kate Roberts
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<p>Tea in the Heather is Kate Roberts&rsquo;s classic tale of family and community in the hill-farms and slate quarries of Gwynedd. Beautifully realised, never idealised, it follows the life of Begw Gruffydd, the little girl who grows from the age of four to nine in the book.<br /><br />With her eye for detail and her ear for...
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the awakening, kate roberts
Kate Roberts
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br />A new translation of <em>The Awakening</em>, a classic novel by Kate Roberts, the major author of twentieth century Welsh literature.</p><p>The happy family life of Lora Ffennig is shattered when her husband abruptly and unexpectedly leaves her for a colleague. The world...
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The Book of Idiots, Christopher Meredith
Christopher Meredith
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<p>&quot;...a darkly comic triumph full of uncomfortable truths&quot; <strong>- </strong><em><strong>ShortList Magazine</strong></em><br /><br />&quot;Read it. You will hold in your hands a work of consummate skill.&quot;<em><strong> - Planet</strong></em...
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Maria Donovan
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<p>Shortlisted for the Rubery&nbsp;Book Award, Fiction Category&nbsp;2018</p><p><strong>&lsquo;This is a great story, told with sensitivity, and a first class an eye for comedy. A memorable read.&rsquo; &ndash; Rubery Book Award</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Handled with great...
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Yanick Lahens
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<p>Port au Prince, Haiti. The police roam the streets and no-one is safe. Fignolé, musician, political radical is missing. His sisters Joyeuse and Angelique search for their young brother amid the colourful bustle, urban deprivation and political tension of the city. Eventually they will find him, but in the process they will also have found...
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The Colour of Grass, Nia Williams
Nia Williams
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<p><strong><em>&quot;This read will draw you into its story within minutes&quot;</em> </strong>Woman Magazine</p><p><em><strong>&quot;..witty, wry and charming&quot;</strong></em><strong> </strong>Western Mail</p><p><em>The Colour of...
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The Dreams of Max and Ronnies  Griffiths, Niall
Niall Griffiths
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<p><br /><br /><em>&quot;..both tales include passages of razor-sharp humour as well as great beauty and poignancy...&quot;</em> <strong>- New Welsh Review</strong></p><p>Iraq-bound young squaddie Ronnie takes something dodgy and falls asleep for three nights in a filthy hovel where he...
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dylan thomas murders, david n thomas
David N. Thomas
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<p>Waldo: a loner, an obsessive, the son of a famous writer - but which one? His mother Rosalind: did this old lady really work for MI5? Rachel: poet, Jew, Quaker - why is she taking such risks for the sake of friendship? Martin: her husband: retired academic, amateur detective, who is tested to the limit by events past and present in his...
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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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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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The Gospel of Us, Owen Shees
Owen Sheers
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<p><em>&quot;Owen is one of the finest writers at work today. He always finds the sublime in the everyday and the miracle in the mundane.&quot;</em><strong> - Michael Sheen</strong></p><p>While the town awaits the arrival of the Company Man, a stranger appears in the windswept dunes, singing songs...
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The Land as Viewed from the Sea
Richard Collins
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<p>Richard Collins&rsquo; debut novel is a dreamlike meditation on land and sea and the illusory nature of love. Two friends work together on a smallholding: one allows the other to read the novel he is writing, &rsquo;The Land as Viewed from the Sea&rsquo;. As the novel unfolds, fiction begins to intrude upon reality, redefining...
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The Last Hundred Days, Patrick McGuinness
Patrick McGuinness
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<p><strong>WINNER OF WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE 2012</strong><br /><br /><strong>WINNER OF THE 2012 WRITERS GUILD AWARD FOR &#39;BEST FICTION BOOK&#39;</strong><br /><br /><strong>LONG-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2011</strong></p><p><strong>SHORT-...
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The Loser
Fatos Kongoli
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<div>An extract from <em>The Loser</em> has been included in the 2010 English PEN/Writers in Translation anthology <em>Making the World Legible. </em>To download the anthlology free of charge, visit the website here: <a href="http://www.englishpen.org/writersintranslation/" style="color: blue; text-...
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The Meat Tree, Gwyneth Lewis
Gwyneth Lewis
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<p><strong>&lsquo;The successful recreation of myth requires a wiliness that exceeds that of the original myth makers, and Lewis patiently and skillfully demonstrates that wiliness&rsquo; &ndash; The TLS</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>A dangerous tale of desire, DNA, incest and flowers plays...
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russell celyn jones
Russell Celyn Jones
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<p>Pwyll, a young Welsh ruler in a post-oil world, finds his inherited status and military obligations hard to take. Not only this but he&rsquo;s never quite sure how he&rsquo;s drawn into murdering his future wife&rsquo;s fiancé, losing his only son and switching beds with the king of the underworld&hellip; In this bizarrely...
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The Prince's Pen, Horatio Clare
Horatio Clare
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<p><em>&quot;...an epic tale of conflict, faith and banishment...this reworked tale provides a graphic depict</em><em>ion of the cruelty of war and torture&quot; </em><strong>The Guardian 2011</strong></p><p>The Invaders&#39; drones hear everything and see all. England is now a...
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Quality of Light, Richard Collins
Richard Collins
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<p><em>&quot;..Collins deftly pieces together the anatomy of a relationship, imagining what could have been, and offering a hint of hope for what might still come to pass&quot;</em> <strong>-- </strong><strong>The Guardian</strong></p><p><em>&quot;...this is another powerful,...
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Francesca Rhydderch
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<p><strong>Winner of Wales Book of the Year, English Language Fiction 2014</strong><br />Francesca Rydderch has been shortlisted for the BBC Short Story Award 2014<br /><br />This is a story of war told from the edges. Four interweaving accounts relate the intimate havoc wrought by military conflict on...
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