• 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
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    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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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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Tamar Yoseloff
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<p><strong>&quot;Yoseloff&nbsp;has listened to voices other than her own, has caught their words and made poems that help us remember.&quot; - <em>London Grip</em></strong></p><p><strong>&quot;The great strength of this collection is&nbsp;Yoseloff&rsquo;s&nbsp;openness...
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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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John Morris
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<p>Twenty years ago, four lives were brutally taken. But was an innocent man wrongfully convicted of this horrific crime? In the new edition of <em>The Clydach Murders</em>, author and solicitor John Morris reveals new information, making a forensic and compelling case ahead of Dai Morris&rsquo; latest appeal.</p><p...
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Rhian Edwards
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<p><strong>A <a href="https://nationalpoetryday.co.uk/poems/poetry-recommendations/">National Poetry Day</a> Recommended Read 2020</strong></p><p><em>The Estate Agent&rsquo;s Daughter</em> is Rhian Edwards&rsquo; eagerly awaited follow-up to her multi-prizewinning debut <a...
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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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John Davies
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<p>The short story has long been a popular form with writers and readers in Wales. &nbsp;<em>The Green Bridge</em> collects work by 25 of the country&rsquo;s foremost writers of the twentieth century in an entertaining and varied anthology. Horror, satire, humour, war, tales of the aristocracy, of navvies, love, and...
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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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Phil Cope
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<p>Author and photographer Phil Cope takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales, from&nbsp; Anglesey to&nbsp; 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,...
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Nula Suchet
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A cry from the heart that is a triumph of love over despair. &nbsp;Fear, guilt and anger are all here, but so too is real compassion and a genuine urge to make a difference.&rsquo; &ndash; Alan Titchmarsh</strong></p><p>When Nula&rsquo;s husband James, a documentary film-maker,...
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Martyn Crucefix
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<p><strong>&lsquo;<em>The Lovely Disciplines</em> is a fascinating grove of acutely astute observations, where life and its slant significances flit, half-hidden, among the leaves. </strong>&rsquo;<strong> &ndash; Mario Petrucci</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Careful and...
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Peter Finch
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<p>Peter Finch, noted performance poet, boundary pusher and psychogeographer based in Wales, brings us <em>The Machineries of Joy</em>, his 26th poetry collection, chock-full of acute observation, pointed asides, startled reactions, formal dislocations and structural inventions.</p><p>First, Finch gives us the poem as...
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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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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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Sarah Philpott
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<p><span class="SS_gjA">&ldquo;Sarah shows you how to eat a healthy, delicious and seasonal diet, in an easy and affordable way...&nbsp;</span><span class="SS_gjA" style="font-style: italic;">The Seasonal Vegan</span><span class="SS_gjA">&nbsp;is now my bible...
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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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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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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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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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Jane Lovell
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<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Winner of the Mslexia&nbsp;and PBS Pamphlet Prize 2018</b></font></p><p><br />J​​ane Lovell&rsquo;s poems are both beautiful and disturbing. A deep feeling for the natural world is aligned with an acute lyric sensibility, as well as a...
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Brenda Chamberlain
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<p><em>Tide-Race</em> is a remarkable account of life on Bardsey (known as Ynys Enlli to Welsh speakers), a remote and mysterious island off the coast of North Wales. Brenda Chamberlain lived on the island from 1947 to 1961, during the last days of its hardy community. The combination of Bardsey, ancient site of Christian...
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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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<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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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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