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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 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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Real Swansea Two, Nigel Jenkins
Nigel Jenkins
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<p><em>&quot;Swansea made real for a second time. Jenkins has done an impressive job. Entertaining and informative, a voyage of discovery in depth, full of quirk and quality, opinion and controversy, history and topography, magic and academia.&quot;</em> <strong>- Peter Finch</strong></p><p><br...
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Call Mother a Lonely Field, Liam Carson
Liam Carson
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<p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL Ondaatje Prize 2013</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><div>&quot;A family memoir, written with a son&rsquo;s love of his parents and filled with<br />the gentle particulars of life in Northern Ireland when all one saw from&nbsp;</div><div>the...
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Poet to Poet, Judy Kendall
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<p>&quot;... gives a fascinating insight into Thomas&#39;s transition from prose hack to major poet.&quot;<em> <strong>&ndash; The Guardian</strong></em><br /><br />&quot;This marvellous book about the thankless, frustrating task of, well, keeping on keeping on. But, frankly, what else...
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Jack the Ripper: The Hand of a Woman, John Morris
John Morris
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<p><em>&quot;In the end this is a book so well written and enthralling that it is almost impossible to set it aside once started. The sound, smells, flavors of Victorian England suffuse every page. For those who enjoy mysteries and the process if investigation and resolution, this book is bound to please&quot; </em><...
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Jonah Jones: An Artist's Life
Peter Jones
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<p><em>&quot;...Peter writes with captivating erudition.&quot; </em><strong>- Planet</strong></p><p>Sculptor, painter, letter cutter, stained glass artist, novelist, academic and administrator; Jonah Jones (1919-2004) was a twentieth century renaissance man.<br />Born near Newcastle into a...
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Heads Held High
Phil Bennett
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<h2><br />&nbsp;</h2><p><em><strong>For those of us who are still feeling the pain of that fateful night in Auckland when fate conspired to rob Wales of a deserved World Cup Final place, this book serves as a reminder of the immense highs and lows we all experienced during the Autumn. </strong></em...
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Real Powys, Mike Parker
Mike Parker
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<p><em>&quot;Passionate, well informed and funny...&quot; </em><strong>- Planet</strong></p><p>The old kingdom of Powys covers some of the most remote and thinly populated parts of Britain. In <em>Real Powys</em> long-term resident Mike Parker explores what is it like to live in the...
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Evan Walters
Barry Plummer (ed)
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<p>Foreword by Charlotte Church - Patron of the Noah&#39;s Ark Appeal.</p><p>Evan Walters (1893-1951) is perhaps the great hidden secret of Welsh painting in the twentieth century, an outstanding artist who awaits discovery beyond Wales. This book presents, for the first time, a generous selection of colour reproductions of...
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