• Renowned poet Hilary Llewellyn-Williams returns to poetry with The Little Hours: New and Selected Poetry. Bringing together acclaimed work from her earliest collections such as The Tree Calendar, and brand new poems, this volume shows the breadth and talent of a writer whose eye for vivid imagery and startling detail has always astounded readers. Available now.

     

    Astounding new poetry by Hilary Llewelyn-Williams
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  • Fargo Hawkins dropped out of school. Now he's a gardener for Harry Swaine. After witnessing a fight between Harry and Anne (his wife) Fargo steals a car and together he, Anne and a dog called Radar go on the run. They have £9,653, a bag of apples, a penknife and three bottles of wine. An incandescent Harry, a firm of private detectives and their emotions chase them across the country. But as they head west in pursuit of happiness, what lies at the end of their journey? Available now.

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Peter Finch
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<p>Over the past two centuries the South Wales Valleys have gone from idyllic rural landscape to the engine room of the British Empire to post industrial decline. Building on the success of their book&nbsp;<em>Walking Cardiff,</em>&nbsp;Peter Finch and John Briggs explore how the Valleys have changed, and how they are...
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Julie Brominicks
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<p><em>The Edge of Cymru</em> is the story of Julie Brominicks&rsquo; walk around Wales in the course of a year. As an educator she knew a lot about the country&rsquo;s natural resources. But&nbsp;as a long established incomer from England and more recent Welsh learner, she wanted to know more about its history, about...
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Leslie Scase
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<p><strong>&ldquo;A book which well justifies a description as a good read, with more twists than the river Severn.&rdquo;&nbsp;&ndash; Nation Cymru</strong></p><p><strong>&ldquo;...another fast paced, thrilling romp through the criminal underworld of Victorian Society.&rdquo; &ndash...
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Judy Brown
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<p><strong>Read Judy&#39;s poem &lsquo;Greenery&rsquo; on the <a href="https://nationalpoetryday.co.uk/poem/greenery/">National Poetry Day website</a></strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Lairs brings together something primal and secret &ndash; the lair as haven for a wild...
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Rhiannon Hooson
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<p><strong>Read Rhiannon&#39;s poem &lsquo;What Was Left in the Orchard&rsquo; on the <a href="https://nationalpoetryday.co.uk/poem/what-was-left-in-the-orchard/">Nati... Poetry Day website</a>.</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Goliat</em> is the long-...
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Bryony Littlefair
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<p><em>Escape Room</em>&nbsp;is the long-awaited debut collection of poems from Bryony Littlefair, following her Mslexia prize winning pamphlet&nbsp;<a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/giraffe"><em>Giraffe</em></a>.... is a collection exploring the possibilities of freedom...
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Sammy Weaver
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<h2>Winner of the Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2021</h2><p><em>Angola, America</em>, winner of the Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2021, takes its name from&nbsp;a prison in Louisiana in the southern United Sates. In these strikingly original, thoroughly contemporary, and deeply moving poems by poet Sammy Weaver,...
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Kathryn Bevis
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<p><strong>&ldquo;A stunning and original pamphlet...&nbsp;inspiring, impressive and wonderful.&rdquo; &ndash; The London Grip</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Kathryn Bevis&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Flamingo</em>&nbsp;introduces us to a troupe of wild, unique, and captivating...
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This cover shows a painting of a woman looking toward the reader. She has short hair and is wearing a pink strappy top with a heart on it. The text reads: Scar Tissue. Clare Morgan.
Clare Morgan
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<p>In a world of uncertainties, how do human beings navigate the increasingly complex interrelations of love, desire, home, community? Each story in <em>Scar Tissue</em> offers a fresh perspective on the nature of individual existence in all its transient vulnerability. From deep country on the Welsh borders to the metropolitan...
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<h3>Book bundle &ndash; Buy as a set for &pound;15.00</h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p>In a world of uncertainties, how do human beings navigate the increasingly complex interrelations of love, desire, home, community? In her short story collections&nbsp;<a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/...
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Peter Finch
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<p>Peter Finch is perhaps the foremost chronicler of Cardiff, past and present. His response to the 2020 lockdown restrictions confining people to their local authority area was to begin walking the boundary of his. This was in a mirror of his long walk along the south Wales coast recorded in <a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/...
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The Little Hours New and Selected Poems Hilary Llewellyn-Williams
Hilary Llewellyn-Williams
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<p>Hilary Llewellyn-Williams is one of the most renowned poets of her generation in Wales. <em>The Little Hours: New and Selected Poems</em> features poems from her earliest as well as her latest work.</p><p>Fully immersed in the natural world, the &lsquo;Tree Calendar&rsquo; poems are composed in a richly...
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S.L. Grange
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<p>&#39;<em>All of this has been written before,</em></p><p><em>in the godless corners at the back of churches,</em></p><p><em>in the dirt of cotton-fields-corn-fields-battle-fields-</em></p><p><em>in the dirt, any way.&#39;</em></p><p>-...
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Peter Benson
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<p>Fargo Hawkins dropped out of school. Now he is a gardener. He&rsquo;s twenty years old, and works for Harry Swaine, an abusive butcher with a chain of shops on the south coast of England. After witnessing a fight between Harry and Anne (his wife) Fargo steals a car and together he, Anne and a dog called Radar go on the run. They have...
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<p><strong>Foreword by Jeremy Bowen</strong></p><p>John Downing was the pre-eminent press photographer of his generation: he led a life of adventure in wars and hotspots around the world. His memoir, <em>Aperture: Life Through a Fleet Street Lens</em>, offers a unique and first-hand insight into life...
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Sophie Buchaillard
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<p>1994, Iris and Victoria are pen friends. Iris writes about her life with her family in Paris. Victoria is in a refugee camp in&nbsp;Goma&nbsp;having fled the genocide in&nbsp;Rwanda&nbsp;in which thousands are being killed. One day Victoria&rsquo;s letters stop, and Iris is told she has been moved.</p><p>...
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Peter Finch
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<h4>Forewords by&nbsp;Nerys&nbsp;Williams and Ian&nbsp;McMillan</h4><div>&nbsp;</div><h3>Also available as individual volumes</h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&ldquo;Finch&rsquo;s legacy is to create substance from nothing, to defy our knowledge of decay and...
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Angela Graham
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<h2>With Phil Cope, Viviana Fiorentino, Mahyar, Csilla Toldy and Glen Wilson</h2><p><strong>&ldquo;A necessary and urgent response to the world&rsquo;s&nbsp;increasing crises&hellip;&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;Robert&nbsp;Minhinnick</strong></p><p>Sanctuary is &ndash; urgent....
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Robert Minhinnick
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<p><strong>Recipient of Hay Festival <a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/newsentry/robert-minhinnick-awarded-hay-festi... for Poetry.</a> </strong></p><p>This collection of short prose begins with a real 1945 diary kept in Burma, and Minhinnick telling stories to his mother in her care home.</p>...
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Kate Noakes
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<p><strong>Kate Noakes will be appearing at Hay Festival 2022 alongside Rosie Hayles on the 5th June. Find out more <a href="https://www.hayfestival.com/p-19076-kate-noakes-and-rosie-hayles.aspx">h... new addition to the Real Series explores the town of Hay-on-Wye, home to the prestigious the Hay Literature Festival and...
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Paul Henry
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A stunning collection. Much of what you&rsquo;d anticipate to find is here: the lyricism, the haunting evocations of memory, of loss, of absence... and an exploration of song in itself. What makes his poetry so effective is the nuances of white space and the spaces between words... The suggestiveness of his...
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Eric Ngalle Charles
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<p>In <em>Homelands</em>, his debut collection, Eric Ngalle Charles draws on his early life raised by the matriarchs of Cameroon, being sent to Moscow by human traffickers, and finding a new home in Wales. Rich in tone, subject and emotion, Charles&rsquo; poetry moves between the present and the past, between Africa and...
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Hannah Hodgson
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<p><strong><em>&ldquo;Hannah Hodgson takes us to the paradoxical heart of poetry itself: to be held inside a pain both intensified and soothed by the sheer brilliant presence of the poet&rsquo;s mind.&rdquo; &ndash; Caroline Bird</em></strong></p><p>Hannah Hodgon is an award-winning poet...
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Stephen Glascoe
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<p>This book concerns the contentious subject of historic child abuse. The author and publisher condemn child abuse as the most heinous of crimes, and have the utmost sympathy with those who have suffered it. Many of the people in this narrative have been anonymised, for their protection. The book asks important questions about the processes...
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