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<p>The UK is known for its natural beauty and its wildlife and in<em> Wild Places UK</em> television naturalist Iolo Williams picks his favourite forty wildlife sites from the many nature reserves around the country. From Hermaness on Shetland to the London Wetland Centre, from Dungeness in Kent to Loch Neagh, Williams criss-...
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<p><em>No Far Shore: Charting Unknown Waters</em>&nbsp;sees poet Anne-Marie Fyfe, who grew up on the Antrim Coast, explore her own writerly passion for horizon-gazing, on&nbsp;an odyssey from her native Cushendall by way of water&rsquo;s-edge locations such as Orkney, Felixstowe, Swansea and Cork to Martha&rsquo;s...
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Peter Finch
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<p>Join Peter Finch and John Briggs on twenty walks around Cardiff, the bustling capital of Wales. Together they visit the new and the ancient, the difficult, the undiscovered, the lesser-known, the artistic, the entertaining, the quirky and the unexpected. They criss-cross the city, informing, discovering, exploring, and enduring, reviving...
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Zoe Skoulding
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<h3><strong>Winner of&nbsp;Wales Book of the Year&nbsp;Poetry Award 2020</strong></h3><p><strong>&quot;Skoulding&rsquo;s poems span time and space, giving a depth and complexity that unnerve the senses. Her themes have a rare range, not simply providing a dark view on human greed and destruction...
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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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Alexandra Ford
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Ford&rsquo;s book is as much about the retreading of history as it is about history itself. It&rsquo;s about the search for the truth as a way of understanding the truth of ourselves. She is careful not to forget the small kindnesses and cruelties that live within the sweep of world forces. This book is...
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<p><strong>Longlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize</strong></p><p>Nia Vine is about to fulfil her dream of exploring an unmapped&nbsp;cave system. With her will go two friends who were brought up in the same seaside town.&nbsp;&nbsp;These companions are international travellers, but Nia, who has recently...
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Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p><strong>Shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2020</strong></p><p><strong>Shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize 2019</strong></p><p><strong>&quot;Rees-Jones moves between prose and poetry as if to test language in the act of transfiguration. Her imagination interpolates the...
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Catherine Fisher
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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p><strong>&quot;This is poetry that is always tugging at the reader to travel a little farther, straining to get round the next corner. In its scope it is ambitious, and in its approach gentle and humane.&nbsp;Pugh&rsquo;s&nbsp;writing is wide, eclectic and imaginative, with these miraculously distant places almost...
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<p>1963. Over the course of a single morning, J.T. Miles looks back over seventy years of his lifetime. It has been a period of huge change everywhere, but especially in Wales. His country has changed from a rural, religious, Welsh-speaking society where heaven is achieved through living a &lsquo;good life&rsquo;, to a place like so...
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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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<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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<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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<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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