• Exploring his Jewish family, youthful rebellion and his 'other' family, Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, Peter J. Conradi's multi-stranded memoir is a must-read this summer. Available now.  

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  • A Poetry Book Society Summer Recommendation
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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<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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Peter J Conradi
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<p>Peter J. Conradi&rsquo;s memoir&nbsp;<em>Family </em><em>Business&nbsp;</em>includes a cast of characters ranging from his European Jewish forebears who came to Britain in the Victorian era to influential novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch, whose biography Conradi himself wrote. The arc of Conradi...
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Eoghan Walls
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<p>Pigeon Songs is Derry-born Eoghan Walls&rsquo; second collection of poems from Seren after his much-praised debut, <a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/salt-harvest"><em>The Salt Harvest</em></a>. From the first piece, &lsquo;Angry Birds&rsquo; we have a sense of the poet&...
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Ed. Amy Wack
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<p>Poems from Cardiff is part of Seren&rsquo;s pamphlet series celebrating the spirit of place. It opens with a view from the Bay where &ldquo;The Severn wrestles the sea&rdquo;. We also find ourselves in &lsquo;Arcades&rsquo;, mingling with the colourful crowds outside &lsquo;St. David&rsquo;s Hall&rsquo;,...
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Ed. Amy Wack
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<p><em>Poems from Pembrokeshire</em> is part of Seren&rsquo;s pamphlet series celebrating the spirit of place. An area of supreme but also disquieting beauty, Pembrokeshire has been the home to saints and pirates, the cradle of Tudor Kings and subject to oil spills and annual invasions of summer visitors. The undeniable...
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Ed. Amy Wack
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<p><em>Poems from Snowdonia</em> is part of Seren&rsquo;s pamphlet series celebrating the spirit of place. The dramatic mountain ranges of the Snowdonia National Park take centre stage here, with their craggy peaks and waterfalls, along with the abundant wildlife, particularly birds like the Red Kite, Greenfinch and Chough....
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Ed. Amy Wack
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<p><em>Poems from The Borders</em> is part of Seren&rsquo;s pamphlet series celebrating the spirit of place. Featured poems range from &ldquo;the spine of the A470&rdquo;, through Monmouthshire, over the dramatic Brecon Beacons, and also through the Black Mountains towards Hay-on-Wye, towns in Herefordshire and...
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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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Paul Henry
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<p><strong>&lsquo;... Paul Henry has much of his compatriot R.S. Thomas&rsquo;s gift, in that poet&rsquo;s later work, for terse, coolly forthright insightfulness ...&rsquo;&nbsp;<em>The TLS</em></strong><br />&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&lsquo;Here is a rich and comforting...
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Phil Cope
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<p>Author and photographer Phil Cope takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales, from the Anglesey to the Gwent. On his way he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere &ndash; on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells, cursing wells,...
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