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Dr John Pikoulis
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<p>Alun Lewis (1915-1944) was the most prominent writer of World War Two, in poetry and short fiction. <em>Raiders&rsquo; Dawn</em> (1942), answered the critics&rsquo; questions about the absence of war poets in that conflict, and his story collection <em>The Last Inspection</em> (1943) was a best selling...
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Alun Lewis
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<p>Soldier and poet Alun Lewis (1915-1944) was an inveterate letter writer who wrote regularly to family, friends and other writers such as Robert Graves. Where they have been published they have attracted wide praise for their humanity and spontaneity, and have been compared by critics to the letters of Keats.</p><p>This...
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Jasmine Donahaye
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<p><strong>Wales Book of the Year Non-Fiction Winner, English Language Category 2016</strong></p><p>In 2007, in a chance conversation with her mother, a kibbutznik, Jasmine Donahaye stumbled upon the collusion of her family in the displacement of Palestinians in 1948. She set out to learn the story of what happened,...
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Phil Cope
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<p>Author and photographer Phil Cope, takes his camera on a journey through the sacred wells of Scotland from the Borders to the Orkney Islands. 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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Philip Gross
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<p>A Fold in the River, from Seren Books, is the fruit of collaboration between T.S. Eliot prize-winning poet Philip Gross and the visual artist Valerie Coffin Price. Philip Gross once lived on the banks of the River Taff in Wales and his journals are the source for the powerful poems. Valerie Coffin Price revisited the walking route along...
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Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p>Numbered from one to one hundred and signed by Deryn Rees-Jones and Charlotte Hodes, this collectors&#39; edition of <em>And You Helen</em> includes a luxury American fold jacket, wall display poster and accompanying DVD of Charlotte&#39;s animations.<br /><br />Poet Deryn Rees-Jones and artist Charlotte...
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To Bodies Gone: The Theatre of Peter Gill, Barney Norris
Barney Norris
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A comprehensive and enjoyable portrait of one of the great, but slightly unsung, stalwarts of recent British theatre. It should be read by anyone aspiring to be a director, playwright or anyone who is passionate about theatre and craves insight into how plays work.&rsquo; &ndash; StageTalk Magazine</...
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Real Gower, Nigel Jenkins
Nigel Jenkins
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<p>Gower was the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK and is rightly famous for its beaches, its surfing and its history. <em>Real Gower</em> joins the two halves of lordship of Gower, the tourism of the peninsula (Gower Anglicana) and the more remote &lsquo;Gower of the Hills&rsquo; in the centre and north...
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Alice Entwistle In Her Own Words
Edited by Alice Entwistle
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<p><em>In Her Own Words</em> is a collection of interviews with women poets from Wales. The subjects range in age (from their thirties to their nineties), in geographic location, and in themes and subject matter. The interviews variously explore topics ranging from personal biography, the complex joys and strains of balancing...
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Stephen Wade, The Girl Who Lived On Air
Stephen Wade
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<p>Sarah Jacob was the Carmarthenshire farm girl who dominated the national and regional press for almost all of 1869. In the popular imagination she was &lsquo;the Welsh fasting girl&rsquo; and although she was not the first anorexic, she was arguably the first to cause a national furore, and become something of a celebrity. She...
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Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Poet Deryn Rees-Jones and artist Charlotte Hodes have created a unique approach to the life of Helen Thomas, and through her to the women, and children, left behind by the fatalities of war. Helen Thomas was widowed when her husband the war poet Edward Thomas was killed at the battle of Arras in 1917.<br /...
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 Hay – Landscape, Literature and the Town of Books, Jim Saunders
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<p>The ancient border town of Hay-on-Wye is famous for three things: bookshops, the annual Festival of Literature and its stunning location. Jim Saunders&rsquo; new book is a portrait of Hay, its setting and its people in words and photographs. Atmospheric and insightful images are interspersed with an informative exploration of the town...
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Florilingua, Shani Rhys James
Shani Rhys James
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<p><em>Florilingua</em> accompanies Shani Rhys James&rsquo; new touring exhibition of paintings and an installation which distills the motifs of her recent work into a three dimensional audio experience. Here are Rhys James&rsquo; characteristic wild wallpapers, menacing chandeliers and other domestic items in a specially...
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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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Island of Lightening, Robert Minhinnick
Robert Minhinnick
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<p><em>Island of Lightning</em> is the latest book of travel essays by the prizewinning Robert Minhinnick, poet, novelist, translator, cultural commentator and environmentalist. In it he travels from his home in south Wales to Argentina, China, Finland, Iraq, Tuscany and Piemonte, Malta, New York, Zagreb, Lithuania and the...
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Everything I Have Always Forgotten, Owain Hughes
Owain Hughes
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<p><em>&quot;Read it for its vivid portrait of a childhood characterised by parental &#39;benign neglect&#39;, its flow of bravura anecdotes, and its entertaining glimpses of the Hughes family, their relatives and famous friends.&quot; - Richard Poole<br /><br />Everything I Have Always Forgotten </em>...
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Edging the Estuary, Peter Finch
Peter Finch
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<p>In the Middle Ages the port of Cardiff stretched from Chepstow to Gower. Peter Finch, archetypal Cardiffian, sets out to explore his heritage, walking the Welsh side of the Severn Estuary and reclaiming his personal memories in addition to discovering the lives of others. And with a detour to Maismore, the highest tidal point of the...
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Phil Cope
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<p>The border country between Wales and England is a fertile place in many senses. Settled for millennia, one of the few links we have with early man here are their surviving pagan, pre-Christian wells. Sacred wells have played an important part in the culture and landscape of the region, and continue to do so. Following his books on wells...
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The Pembrokeshire Murders
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<p>The story of Operation Ottawa, the cold case detection of John Cooper for two Pembrokeshire double killings: the Scoveston Manor murder of Richard and Helen Thomas in 1985 and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path murder of Peter and Gwenda Dixon in 1989. Detective Chief Superintendent Steve Wilkins tells how he gathered a specialist team to...
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The Harp in Wales, Bruce Cardwell
Bruce Cardwell
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<p>A celebration of the harp in Wales, an instrument as symbolically key to a Welsh identity as the flag itself. Foreword by Catrin Finch.<br /><br />Bruce Cardwell provides a history of the harp in Wales, including how it grew to prominence, its evolving role in Welsh culture, how it became a central symbol of Welshness, how it...
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The Rivalry of Flowers, Shani Rhys-James
Shani Rhys James
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<p>Includes contibutions from William Packer, Francesca Rhydderch and Edward Lucie-Smith.<br /><br />A book of new paintings and works by Shani Rhys James, one of Britain&rsquo;s leading and most distinctive artists. Her latest work has developed a lighter palette to deal with new subjects of flowers and colourful patterned...
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Poetry and Privacy, John Redmond
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<p><em>Poetry and Privacy</em> questions a set of relationships &ndash; critical, authorial, and existential &minus; between poetry and the public sphere. Its main contention &minus; that readings of British and Irish poetry rely too often on a thesis of public relevance &minus; arises out of a more general...
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The Chapels of Wales
Huw Owen
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Beyond the Pampas, Imogen Rhia Herrad
Imogen Rhia Herrad
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<p>Much in this book, particularly in the second half, absorbed and fascinated me. By the end I felt like I had discovered the indigenous roots of Patagonia along with Herrad.<em> <strong>&ndash; New Welsh Review</strong><br /><br />Beyond the Pampas</em> is an entrancing and highly unusual account of...
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