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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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<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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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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Rosalind Hudis
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<p><em>Restorations</em> is a journey into what it means to preserve &ndash; a monument, a moment, a life-story, a poppy. It&rsquo;s about the hunger to possess and the need to let go. Welding themes from art and history with the contemporary, there are poems about pigments and dictators, glue and glass houses,...
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<p>In 2020 everyone&rsquo;s lives were taken over by the Covid-19 pandemic. No-one was unaffected. The spring lockdown changed the way we lived, the way we looked at each other and at ourselves. Big questions engaged us all: PPE, the health service, care homes, shielding. We became used to new words: &lsquo;social distancing&...
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Daryl Leeworthy
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<p>Published to celebrate Elaine Morgan&rsquo;s centenary, this informative biography restores Morgan&rsquo;s reputation and establishes her significant place in writing from Wales. It outlines her early days living only just above the poverty line in the Rhondda in a Labour/Communist steeped family, before reading English Literature...
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Angela Graham
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<h3>Longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2021</h3><p>A city burns in a crisis &minus; because the status quo has collapsed and change must come. Every value, relationship and belief is shaken and the future is uncertain.</p><p>In the twenty-six stories in <em>A City Burning</em>, set in Wales...
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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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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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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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Adnan Al-Sayegh
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<p><strong>&ldquo;One of the most important Iraqi poets alive today.&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>Dr. Abbas Khadim</em></strong></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Epic in scope, lyrical and deeply moving, this is a fascinating and powerful work, and a welcome addition to the canon of translated...
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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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Euron Griffith
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<p><em>When he smiled it really did feel as if the chilly Caernarfonshire wind had stopped for a few seconds and as if the place had suddenly got warmer.</em></p><p>When Miriam fell in love with Padraig life seemed simple. But soon she discovered that love is a treacherous business. Everything changed when she met...
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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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<p><strong>&lsquo;...this is a liberating reminder that &ldquo;there are different ways to live&rdquo;...nothing can suppress the wild and quirky energy at play...Wild Persistence&nbsp;is the joyous affirmation we need.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>PBS</em></strong></p><p><strong...
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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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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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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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Katherine Stansfield
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<p>Katherine Stansfield has made a name for herself both as a wryly witty poet of the everyday seen &lsquo;aslant&rsquo; and as a popular novelist of crime and fantasy. Her second poetry collection, <em>We Could Be Anywhere by Now</em>, is pointedly full of poems about placement and displacement. After a childhood on...
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Sarah Wimbush
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<p><strong>Shortlisted for the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2020</strong></p><p><strong>Winner of the <em>Mslexia</em>/Poetry Book Society Women&#39;s Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2019</strong></p><p><strong>&quot;In <em>Bloodlines</em>&nbsp;Sarah Wimbush...
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André Mangeot
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<p>Resonant, complex, rich in heft and texture, these are mature poems that grapple with serious themes. André Mangeot&rsquo;s <em>Blood Rain</em> opens with a deeply personal love poem (&ldquo;Remember, too, our secret pool?&rdquo;) that also introduces the natural world and it&rsquo;s endangerment &ndash;...
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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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