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  • Delirium is the new collection of short prose by award-winning author Robert Minhinnick. In classic Minhinnick style, it opens with his father’s diary kept in Burma during World War II, and the author telling stories to his mother in her care home. Characteristically broad ranging in thought and style, with a poet’s eye for the telling image and ear for the lyrical, Delirium is a kaleidoscopic book which provokes and intrigues. Available now.

    Robert Minhinnick’s new prose collection is a breathless epic
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<p><strong>Foreword by Jeremy Bowen</strong></p><p>John Downing was the pre-eminent press photographer of his generation: he led a life of adventure in wars and hotspots around the world. His memoir, <em>Aperture: Life Through a Fleet Street Lens</em>, offers a unique and first-hand insight into life...
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Robert Minhinnick
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<p><strong>Recipient of Hay Festival <a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/newsentry/robert-minhinnick-awarded-hay-festi... for Poetry.</a> </strong></p><p>This collection of short prose begins with a real 1945 diary kept in Burma, and Minhinnick telling stories to his mother in her care home.</p>...
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Kate Noakes
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<p><strong>Kate Noakes will be appearing at Hay Festival 2022 alongside Rosie Hayles on the 5th June. Find out more <a href="https://www.hayfestival.com/p-19076-kate-noakes-and-rosie-hayles.aspx">h... new addition to the Real Series explores the town of Hay-on-Wye, home to the prestigious the Hay Literature Festival and...
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Stephen Glascoe
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<h2>Pre-order now &ndash; Publishing 14th March 2022</h2><p>This book concerns the contentious subject of historic child abuse. The author and publisher condemn child abuse as the most heinous of crimes, and have the utmost sympathy with those who have suffered it. Many of the people in this narrative have been anonymised,...
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Martin Griffiths
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<p><strong>&lsquo;I must confess to being completely star-struck by this seminal work​&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>The Bay</em></strong></p><p><br />In <em>Dark Land, Dark Skies</em>, astronomer Martin Griffiths subverts conventional astronomical thought by eschewing the...
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Rhys Mwyn
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<p><strong>The Slate landscape&nbsp;of Northwest Wales is&nbsp;now a&nbsp;<a href="https://businessnewswales.com/welsh-slate-landscape-uks-newest-unesco-wo... World Heritage site</a>.</strong></p><p>This county-wide addition to the Real series explores mainland northwest Wales, an area rich...
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<p>This one year subscription is the perfect gift for any book lover.&nbsp;The recipient will receive&nbsp;three brand-new Seren books across the year plus&nbsp;a range of other subscriber perks.</p><p>Buy today and we&rsquo;ll post them a gift card&nbsp;explaining who the gift&nbsp;is from&nbsp;to...
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Owen Morgan
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<p><strong>&ldquo;A great go-to recipe book.&rdquo; &ndash; Matt&nbsp;Tebbutt</strong></p><p><strong>&ldquo;...every bit the equal of their cooking... the sort of tome that becomes battered&nbsp;and splattered with constant use.&rdquo;&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<em>Tom...
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<p>Michael O&rsquo;Brien was notoriously falsely imprisoned for the murder of a Cardiff newsagent in 1988. His sentence was overturned in 1999 and he successfully sued South Wales Police, eventually receiving a large financial compensation in 2006.</p><p>In the first part of <em>The Dossier</em> he presents new...
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Real Port Talbot, Lynne Rees
Lynne Rees
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<p>Port Talbot is for many a version of the &lsquo;Valleys-by-the-sea&rsquo; and certainly its heavy industry, shoehorned into a narrow belt of flat land, feels like a twenty-first century throwback to coal-mining Rhondda. It is the result of an old fashioned local industrial baron building a port to export his coal, and of the...
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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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Patrick McGuinness
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<p>Oxford, city of dreaming spires, bicycles, Inspector Morse, tourists, gentility. Or perhaps a less familiar place? <em>Jericho</em>, once seedy backstreets with Oxford&rsquo;s main porn cinema and an astonishing concentration of pubs, now mythologised by Philip Pullman and gentrified beyond the wildest imaginings of the...
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<p><em>&ldquo;When I write, I want to smash through something.&rdquo; </em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Writing is something without which you die.&rdquo;</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;New technologies have fundamentally changed what it means to be a writer.&rdquo;</em></p...
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Grahame Davies
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<p><strong>&ldquo;I shall put this on the shelf next to Sinclair&#39;s &#39;London Orbital&#39; and Alan Moore&#39;s &#39;Jerusalem&#39; where it will conspire and whisper the secrets of time and place with its companions.&rdquo;&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Simon Satori&nbsp;Hendley</strong>...
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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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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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<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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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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Iolo Williams
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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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Anne-Marie Fyfe
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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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