• With the Tokyo Olympics now underway, get into the spirit of the games with Jayne Joso's new collection of stories and short fiction Japan Stories. These spellbinding narratives come together to create a mosaic of life in contemporary Japan, its people, its society, its thinking, its character, providing a window to a country we would all love to know more deeply. Available now

    Get into the spirit of the Tokyo Olympics
  • Our climate is on the brink of catastrophic change. By inviting us to fine-tune our senses and listen to the world around us, landmark anthology 100 Poems to Save the Earth, edited by Zoë Brigley and Kristian Evans, is a call to action to fight the threat facing the only planet we have. Available now

    Poetry to save the Earth
  • Oxford, city of dreaming spires, bicycles, Inspector Morse, tourists, gentility. Or perhaps a less familiar place? Having lived and worked there for thirty years, Patrick McGuinness brings an intimate knowledge to this new exploration of the city. He reflects on the familiar and introduces us to the unnoticed, to create a new way of looking at Oxford. Available now.

    Patrick McGuinness explores ‘Real Oxford’
  • Faced with two murders, industrial espionage, a sexual predator, a mining disaster, Thomas Chard must puzzle how these things fit together to capture a mysterious killer, and avoid becoming the poisoner’s victim himself. Authentic and atmospheric, Fatal Solution is the gripping second installment in the Inspector Chard mysteries by Leslie Scase. Available now.

    Inspector Chard faces a new mystery
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Robert Seatter
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<p><em>&rsquo;Your museum is permanently magical&hellip; some in poems have raised fine architectural edifices, but most rare have been those who&hellip; have built a poem.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;</em>Isaac D&rsquo;Israeli to Sir John Soane, 1838</p><p>Universally captivating, Sir John Soane...
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Zoë Brigley
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<p>Our climate is on the brink of catastrophic change.&nbsp;<em>100 Poems to Save the Earth</em>&nbsp;invites us to fine-tune our senses, to listen to the world around us, pay attention to what we have been missing.&nbsp;The&nbsp;defining crisis of our time is revealed to be fundamentally a crisis of perception....
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<p><em>The Golden Valley </em>is a personal account in words and photographs of the Garw where Phil Cope has lived for thirty-five years. In it he explores the valley&rsquo;s history: sparsely worked agriculture; boom-town coal exploitation; sudden, followed by gentle, post-industrial decline; attempts at re-invigoration...
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Patrick McGuinness
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<p>Oxford, city of dreaming spires, bicycles, Inspector Morse, tourists, gentility. Or perhaps a less familiar place? <em>Jericho</em>, once seedy backstreets with Oxford&rsquo;s main porn cinema and an astonishing concentration of pubs, now mythologised by Philip Pullman and gentrified beyond the wildest imaginings of the...
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<p><strong>&ldquo;No better way, perhaps, to salute the passionate commitment of Roland Mathias in transforming the reputation of Welsh poets writing in English than through the poetry he enabled. I, among many, have a career in literature to thank him for.&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;Gillian Clarke</strong></p><...
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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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<p><em>&ldquo;When I write, I want to smash through something.&rdquo; </em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Writing is something without which you die.&rdquo;</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;New technologies have fundamentally changed what it means to be a writer.&rdquo;</em></p...
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Jayne Joso
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<p><em>Japan Stories</em> &ndash; a spellbinding collection of stories and short fiction set in Japan. Each centres on a particular character &ndash; a sinister museum curator, a son caring for his dementia-struck father, a widow in the far north reflecting on her provincial life, a young woman who returns to haunt her...
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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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Benjamin Zephaniah
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<p>Dr Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah was born and raised in Birmingham, England. He cannot remember a time when he was not creating poetry. Poet, writer, lyricist, musician, he is one of the UK&rsquo;s most recognized and popular poets. His Desert Island Poems were revealed at the <a href="https://cardiffpoetryfestival.com/2021...
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Christopher Meredith
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<p><em>&#39;beautiful, subtle, mysteriously evasive poems...&nbsp;a great achievement.&#39; <strong>- Jeremy Hooker</strong></em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Many though not all of the poems in Christopher Meredith&rsquo;s collection, <em>Still, </em>explore the web of...
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Christopher Meredith
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<p><em>&ldquo;Meredith at his darkest and funniest. This is the work of a master.&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<strong>Tom&nbsp;Bullough</strong></em></p><p><em>&ldquo;The most wry, witty and wicked&nbsp;novel I expect to read this year.&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<strong...
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Christopher Meredith
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<p>Award-winning novelist and poet Christopher Meredith&nbsp;publishes&nbsp;two new books simultaneously. Order them both as a set for the discounted price of &pound;15.00.&nbsp;</p><p>Christopher Meredith&rsquo;s new poetry collection&nbsp;<em>Still</em>, uses the title word as a fulcrum to...
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Philip Gross
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<p><em>To turn, to dig, to plough, to upset, to translate&hellip; Bend, lap, journey, time...&nbsp;</em>The Welsh word&nbsp;<em>troeon</em>&nbsp;unfolds meaning after meaning. In&nbsp;<em>TROEON : TURNINGS</em>, two poets confident in their own traditions meet in the hinterland between...
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Grahame Davies
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<p><strong>&ldquo;I shall put this on the shelf next to Sinclair&#39;s &#39;London Orbital&#39; and Alan Moore&#39;s &#39;Jerusalem&#39; where it will conspire and whisper the secrets of time and place with its companions.&rdquo;&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Simon Satori&nbsp;Hendley</strong>...
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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><em>Inhale/Exile</em> is the debut poetry collection by...
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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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Daryl Leeworthy
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<p>Published to celebrate Elaine Morgan&rsquo;s centenary, this informative biography restores Morgan&rsquo;s reputation and establishes her significant place in writing from Wales. It outlines her early days living only just above the poverty line in the Rhondda in a Labour/Communist steeped family, before reading English Literature...
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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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Daniel Butler
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<p>For twenty-five years Daniel Butler has lived in the Cambrian&nbsp;Mountains near&nbsp;Rhayader, absorbing the world around him&nbsp;and charting its changes, slow and rapid. His passion for keeping&nbsp;hawks was compounded by two wild birds, barn owls which&nbsp;nested at his farm and became increasingly tame and...
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Lucy Gannon
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<p><strong>Shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2021. Vote&nbsp;for it to win the WBOTY&nbsp;People&rsquo;s Choice Award on the <a href="https://www.walesartsreview.org/wales-book-of-the-year-2021-peoples-choi... Arts Review </em>website</a>.</strong></p><p>By turns laugh out loud...
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