• 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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Alessandra Kozlowska
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<p>Discovered by the author&rsquo;s grandson, and written originally in Italian, <em>Conflict, War and Revolution: My Life</em> is the memoir of Baroness Alessandra Koslowska (1892-1975) and is a vivid depiction of her life from childhood to the end of the Second World War.</p><p>This extraordinary memoir begins...
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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><strong>&lsquo;It&rsquo;s well-nigh impossible to convey with quotation how Etter&rsquo;s use of language, form, restraint and space combine to such impressive effect.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>Stride magazine...
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David Llewellyn
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<p><strong>LONGLISTED&nbsp;FOR THE 2019&nbsp;POLARI&nbsp;PRIZE</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Beautifully told and beautifully written&rsquo; &ndash; Philip Reeve (author of&nbsp;Mortal Engines)</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;An impressive and compelling work...
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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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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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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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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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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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Norena Shopland
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Norena Shopland has lovingly trawled the Welsh archives for evidence of past lives lived in society&rsquo;s shadows; the stories herein are both inspiring and heartbreaking in equal measure.&rsquo;<br />&ndash;&nbsp;</strong><em><strong>Buzz Magazine</strong></em...
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Paul Deaton
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<p>&lsquo;<strong><em>A Watchful Astronomy</em> is such an unclouded, moving and accessible collection it should be prescribed by the NHS for those who say they cannot stomach poetry because it&rsquo;s too difficult or irrelevant.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;Poetry School</strong></p><p><...
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Robert Walton
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Rippled through with uncommon beauty&rsquo; &ndash; SkyLightRain</strong></p><p><strong>​&lsquo;Dip into Walton&rsquo;s jazzed-up version of the world and you will inevitably surface from the pages in a brighter hue.&rsquo; &ndash; Wales Arts Review</strong>...
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Ed. Amy Wack
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<h3><strong>Free download</strong></h3><p>Enjoy free samples from Seren&rsquo;s vibrant and varied 2017 poetry list in this free PDF.</p><p>There are a number of poems from striking debut collections: &lsquo;Lake Fever&rsquo; from Polly Atkin&rsquo;s <a href="http://serenbooks.com/...
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