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Clare Morgan
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<p>Each story in <em>An Affair of the Heart </em>questions the apparently romantic title through its exploration of the enigmatic state of mind known as love. Desire and identity; displacement - emotional and geographical; the relationship between ambition, circumstances and emotion; the often difficult co-existence of passion...
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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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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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John Harris
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<p>Caradoc Evans (1878-1945) was a controversial author, most famous for his stories in <a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/my-people"><em>My People</em></a>, copies of which were publicly burned in Cardiff. Stylistically inventive, the stories unflinchingly (and unflatteringly) criticised...
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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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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><em>Lime, Lemon &amp; Sarsaparilla </em>is a wonderful evocation of Italian immigration in south Wales from the turn of the century to the postwar years, when the Italian café was central to life in many small communities in the Valleys. This first detailed book on the subject follows the fortunes of Italian families such...
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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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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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Christopher Meredith
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<p><em>&#39;Beautiful, subtle, mysteriously evasive poems...&nbsp;a great achievement.&#39; <strong>&ndash; Jeremy Hooker</strong></em></p><p><em>&lsquo;By any yardstick,&nbsp;</em>Still<em>&nbsp;is a major achievement&rsquo;. <strong>&ndash; The...
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Catherine Fisher
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<p><em>The Bramble King&nbsp;</em>is full of darkly resonant tales, ingenious parables, curiously haunted rooms and palaces, and beautifully observed images of the natural world. A prolific, popular and prize-winning author of fantasy fiction, Catherine began her career as a poet, and Seren published her early volumes:&...
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Cath Drake
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<p><strong>Longlisted for The Laurel Prize 2021</strong></p><p><strong>&quot;Its unfettered creativity and sharp, critical mind work alongside one another to deliver a poetry collection equal parts fascinating, essential, abstract and educational. The insights it provides into the major struggles of our era...
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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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Cyril Jones
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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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Christopher Meredith
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<p><strong>&lsquo;To publish two such accomplished and deeply rewarding books simultaneously is a remarkable achievement.&rsquo; &ndash; <em>Planet</em></strong></p><p>Award-winning novelist and poet Christopher Meredith&nbsp;publishes&nbsp;two new books simultaneously. Order them both...
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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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Carolyn Jess-Cooke
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<p>Carolyn Jess-Cooke&rsquo;s new poetry collection is both keenly political and deeply personal. The opening poem &lsquo;now&rsquo; features a seemingly peaceful domestic scene of a family lounging at home as the starting point for meditation on history, time, mortality and the fate of the planet:&nbsp;<em>I think of...
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