• When Nula's Suchet's husband James was struck by Pick's disease, her life began a terrible downward spiral and she was widowed. Yes she wasn't alone. After John Suchet's wife, Bonnie, also dies from dementia, they begin a journey to re-embrace life. The Longest Farewell tells the heartbreaking story of dealing with dementia and of unexpectedly finding a happy ending. Available now

    A Heartbreaking True Story of Dementia
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    Preseli Like You've Never Seen It Before
  • Exploring his Jewish family, youthful rebellion and his 'other' family, Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, Peter J. Conradi's multi-stranded memoir is a must-read this summer. Available now.  

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Houseman, A E
Keith Jebb
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<p>The poetry of A.E. Housman is being redisovered. His volume <em>A Shropshire Lad</em> led him to be considered the finest poet in England. Housman&rsquo;s work, popular, accessible, pessimistic, fell from favour in the post-war period but as his times are reassessed there is a growing interest in his authentic voice.<br...
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Raymond williams
Tony Pinkney
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<p>Raymond Williams (1921-1988) was one of the most original and influential thinkers of the post-war period. Many know him for his work on mass culture and his left-wing literary criticism, yet he is also the author of six novels, set in his native Welsh border country. This area was central to all of Williams&rsquo; work and it seems...
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Raymond williams
Tony Pinkney
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<p>Raymond Williams (1921-1988) was one of the most original and influential thinkers of the post-war period. Many know him for his work on mass culture and his left-wing literary criticism, yet he is also the author of six novels, set in his native Welsh border country. This area was central to all of Williams&rsquo; work and it seems...
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Peter Stead
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<p>The story of Richard Burton&rsquo;s life is well known: from son of a Welsh miner and ward of a local teacher to international superstar. He became as famous for being Richard Burton and husband of Elizabeth Taylor as for the extraordinary acting abilities which made his name. A globe-trotter with a Swiss home, Burton never forgot his...
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The View from Row G, Dannie Abse
Dannie Abse
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<p>Three plays from one of Britain&rsquo;s leading and most beloved literary figures: House of Cowards, The Dogs of Pavlov and Pythagoras (Smith). All previously performed in London, these prize-winning plays originate in Abse&rsquo;s preoccupation with personal and public themes. &lsquo;House of Cowards&rsquo;, which won the...
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Gladys Mary Coles
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<p>Novelist, poet and mystic, Mary Webb (1881-1927) is an author undergoing revival and revaluation. Her most famous novel, <em>Precious Bane</em>, won the Prix Femina of 1924 and was recently televised. While her work was admired by Rebecca West, John Buchan, de la Mare and others during her lifetime, popular succes came only...
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art of edward thomas
Jonathan Barker
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br /><br />In his lifetime, Edward Thomas was known as a critic, essayist and author of numerous prose books. But today he is most valued for the 144 poems - some of the most memorable of our century - written in just two years, shortly before Thomas&rsquo;s death at Arras in 1917 aged...
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Alun lewis a life
John Pikoulis
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<p>Alun Lewis (1915-1944) is one of the most impressive and important writers of the century. The leading author of World War Two, perhaps the leading poet, he is still an influential figure, particularly in his native Wales. In this new and revised edition of his biography John Pikoulis draws on unpublished material and Lewis&rsquo;s...
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Tony Curtis
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<p><em>How Poets Work</em> is a fascinating review of the creative process which will interest all those who study, write or want to write poetry. Nine poets from the UK and America describe how their poetry comes into being. From ideas, single words, lines which are suddenly given, poems develop in both the personal situation of...
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After the First Death, Tony Curtis
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<p>This anthology contains writing by many of the greatest authors of Wales. From Wilfred Owen and David Jones, Dylan Thomas and Dannie Abse to Christopher Meredith and Gillian Clarke, it spans a century which saw both the barbarism of mechanised warfare and the development of mass communication, mass literacy and a flourishing of creative...
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Swansea Girl, Barbara Hardy
Barbara Hardy
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<p><em>Swansea Girl </em>is a recollection of childhood and adolescence in the &rsquo;20s, &rsquo;30s and &rsquo;40s, told with an attractive candour and made vivid by the author&rsquo;s remarkable eye for detail.<br /><br />Barbara Hardy&rsquo;s maternal grandfather came from Devon to work in the...
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John Briggs
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<p><br /><em>Before The Deluge</em> is a fascinating depiction of a now-vanished world, which was swept away by an untimely wave of unsympathetic redevelopment. Cardiff docks were once among the busiest in the world, home to a vibrant multi-ethnic community, studded with architectural gems - Georgain, neo-Gothic, Art Deco....
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Ysanne Holt
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<p>Philip Wilson Steer (1860-1942) spent his childhood and youth at Whitchurch near Ross-on-Wye, just three miles from the English-Welsh border, and studied at the Gloucester College of Art. He was at the centre of much controversy in the British art world at the end of the nineteenth century and was a prime mover in the adoption of French...
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Karen Ingham
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<p>Margam Park was the ancestral home of the Fox Talbots, of whom Henry was a pioneering photographer. Some of the earliest photographic images were made there. Steel made Margam Park, whose gothic mansion looks down on the town of Margam and the works formerly owned by the Fox Talbots. Today, it is Margam Country Park, owned by the local...
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<p>Drawing on new research and interviews with people who knew Dylan Thomas during his stay in Cardiganshire, David Thomas has uncovered exciting new material which will surprise Dylan fans and scholars alike. The Majoda shooting, the setting of Under Milk Wood, Thomas&rsquo;s literary connections, the claims that he spied for British...
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David Parry-Jones
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<p>Gwyn Nicholls (1874-1939) is the starting - and perhaps the end - point of any debate about great rugby centres. Playing at a time when rugby developed into the game known today, Nicholls was universally recognised as the outstanding back of his time and a great thinker about the game, both technically and tactically. At once, he was the...
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The Dawes Decades, John Dawes
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<p>Across the world the Welsh team of the late sixties and early seventies is fondly remembered for its mix of steely ball-winning and flamboyant try-scoring. The architect of their success was one of the game&rsquo;s outstanding thinkers: centre John Dawes.<br /><br />Working with Dawes, David Parry-Jones has produced an...
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