• 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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    Inspector Chard faces a new mystery
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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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<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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<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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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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<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><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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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>&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 and the particularly intimate approach it takes in doing so create a truly...
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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>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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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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