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Jonathan Edwards
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<p><em>Gen</em> is a book of lions and rock stars, street parties and servants, postmen and voices. In the opening sequence&rsquo;s exploration of youth and young manhood, the author sets his own Valleys upbringing against the &rsquo;50s youth of his parents and the experience of a range of pop culture icons, including...
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<p>In <em>Dear Mona</em> artist Jonah Jones records in his own words not just the story of his early life and his relationship with Mona Lovell, but also that of the Second World War, of being on the Home Front, on the European battlefield and in the nascent Israel.&nbsp;</p><p>These letters are a remarkable first...
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Richard Gwyn
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<p>Richard Gwyn offers us a rich mix of history and memory in his new poetry collection,<em> Stowaway: A Levantine Adventure</em>. The author says:</p><p><em>This collection, held together by a loosely knitted narrative around an unnamed protagonist, a kind of anti-Ulysses, is based on a number of journeys that...
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Carrie Etter
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<p><strong>Poetry Book Society Recommendation, Winter 2018</strong></p><p>Carrie Etter&rsquo;s fourth poetry collection focuses on her hometown of Normal, Illinois, in the American Midwest.&nbsp; <em>The Weather in Normal</em> is not a set of straightforward memories but a slowly shifting entity,...
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David Llewellyn
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<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; text-size-adjust: auto;"><strong>&lsquo;<em>A Simple Scale</em> is a work of self-assured persuasive power, and the resounding artistic statement of a writer who has truly arrived. It is...
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Marianne Burton
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Immediate, pithy and very, very readable&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>Poetry Wales</em></strong></p><p><br /><br />The life of the influential Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard has inspired this book of poems by Marianne Burton.</p><p>Burton, whose...
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Ross Cogan
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Bold and striking&rsquo; &ndash; Poetry Book Society</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Cogan&rsquo;s startling new collection is rooted firmly in the finest of the English poetry tradition, connecting us back to the dynamic dreamtime of nature and magic. In <em>Bragr</...
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Barney Norris
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A rare duet, in which father and son rediscover a whole world through the redeeming power of art.&rsquo;<br />&ndash; Declan Kiberd</strong></p><p><br />In <em>The Wellspring </em>acclaimed novelist and dramatist Barney Norris conducts a conversation with his even...
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Christopher Meredith
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Six stellar short stories&rsquo; &ndash; <em>Buzz Magazine</em></strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;A glorious book about everything important: love and sex and conflict and mortality. Meredith writes with such acuity, above all with such generosity.&rsquo;&nbsp;...
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Peter Finch
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<p><strong>&lsquo;The Real Cardiff books have always been the locals&rsquo; best guide to the city&rsquo;<br />&ndash;&nbsp;<em>Cardiff Life​</em></strong></p><p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">&lsquo;</font>Utterly compelling...
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Elizabeth Parker
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Wonderfully lucid and economical... precise and delicate in its use of language&rsquo; &ndash; Andrew Taylor</strong></p><p><strong>&#39;This is a radiantly-written and vigorous collection by a rising star of British poetry.&rsquo;<br />&ndash;&nbsp;David...
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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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<p><strong>&lsquo;Miles&rsquo;s appraisal of Jones&rsquo;s paintings is not only eloquent, but refreshing... I would recommend this eminently readable book.&rsquo;<br />&ndash; <em>Art Unit</em></strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Well researched and thoughtful. This book...
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Alen Mešković
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<p><strong>Winner of the Kunstnerprisen 2013.</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;As funny as a Nick Hornby, but with an existential seriousness that cannot be mistaken.&rsquo;<br />&ndash;&nbsp;</strong><em><strong>Ekstra Bladet</strong></em></p><p><...
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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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Ben Wilkinson
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<p><em>Way More Than Luck </em>is the vivid debut collection from the well-known young poet and critic Ben Wilkinson. The book opens with a series of poems that, with a remarkable clarity and sympathy, recall a battle with clinical depression: the &ldquo;days when you weren&rsquo;t anyone. Days gone undercover...&...
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Paul Henry
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Here is a rich and comforting voice next to you in the dark. Twenty eight poems so beguiling you know not whether they depict ancient folklore or an everyday occurrence in the next but one village&rsquo;<br />&ndash;&nbsp;<em>Caught by the River</em></strong></p><p>...
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<p>This festive Christmas card features the winning poem from Seren&rsquo;s 2017 Christmas Poetry Competition:&nbsp; &lsquo;The Grey Mare&rsquo; by Mari Ellis Dunning, which takes its inspiration from the Welsh Mari Lwyd Christmas tradition.</p><p>Each pack contains five A5 cards and envelopes.</p><p>...
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Bryony Littlefair
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<p>Poems need head, heart, and soul but this particular <em>Mslexia</em> Poetry Prize-winning pamphlet has an extra ingredient &ndash;&nbsp;a feminist kick.&nbsp;Bryony Littlefair is acutely aware of women&rsquo;s lives and gives us mothers, daughters, grandmothers, friends and&nbsp;colleagues whose adventures...
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Ed. Amy Wack
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<p>This sparking selection of Christmas poems includes all those shortlisted for Seren&rsquo;s inaugural Christmas Poetry Competition.</p><p>Poetry Editor Amy Wack&nbsp;was&nbsp;looking for poems full of feeling that resist cliché, that touch on classic &lsquo;Christmas&rsquo; themes, but bring them to life...
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Ian McMillan
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<p><strong>&lsquo;There are more, often hilarious, vignettes than points on the local map, every one of which is covered&rsquo; &ndash; <em>The Yorkshire Times</em></strong><br />&nbsp;</p><p>In <em>Real Barnsley</em>, Ian McMillan delves into the past of the Barnsley area...
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<p><strong>Treat yourself or someone you love to a gift-wrapped parcel of three fiction books, carefully chosen from the fantastic Seren list. </strong></p><p>Each mystery bundle is terrific value at only &pound;9.99, and contains three fiction titles from our varied list, ranging from gripping literary novels to...
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<p><strong>Treat yourself or someone you love to a gift-wrapped parcel of three engaging and intelligent poetry books, carefully chosen from the award-winning </strong><strong>Seren list. </strong></p><p>Each mystery bundle is terrific value at only &pound;9.99, and contains three full poetry...
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