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Llandaff Cathedral, Nick Lambert
Nick Lambert
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<p><strong>&quot;This long awaited but splendid book by Nick Lambert and his co-authors.. tribute is due to the team who produced it, with my thanks for their dedication and enthusiasm.&quot;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;...
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writing the picture, hurn, fuller
David Hurn
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<p><em>Writing the Picture</em> is a rare collaboration between a leading photographer and an eminent poet. Even more rare, it is a collaboration in which the poet responds to images, rather than a photographer or artists &lsquo;illustrating&rsquo; a poem. The book evolved from a previous assignment for <em>The...
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Phil Cope
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<p>Sacred wells have played an important part in the culture and landscape of Cornwall for several millennia, and continue to do so. <em>Holy Wells: Cornwall</em> is a collection of beautiful colour photographs of forty-five of the most important and pre-eminent wells in the county, accompanied by an informative text about the...
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dannie abse: a sourcebook
Cary Archard
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<p>Dannie Abse, whose career as a poet spans sixty years, has made a huge contribution to the literature and literary life of Wales and to writing in English. This Sourcebook is an essential companion to the poetry, prose, drama and critical writings of a major poet. Cary Archard has edited and written about Abse&rsquo;s work for over...
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Slanderous Tongues, Daniel Williams
Daniel Williams
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<p><em>&#39;This is an unmistakably important book, and its publication will become a significamt landmark moment in the history of Welsh poetry in English.&#39;</em><strong> -- New Welsh Review</strong></p><p><em>Slanderous Tongues</em> addresses a shameful gap in Welsh literary...
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2001 a year in wales, patrick hannan
Patrick Hannan
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<p>The sound of laughter is rarely far away as Patrick Hannan watches the events of 2001 unfold and describes them in this chronicle of a year in Wales. The result is a revealing picture of the kind of country Wales now is, its obsessions, its ambitions, its divisions, and the nature of the people who run it or want to run it. The fury over...
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clwyd anthology,Dewi Roberts
Dewi Roberts
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<p>From the Airbus at Broughton to the castle at Rhuddlan; from the resorts of the coast to the International Eisteddfod at Llangollen; from the farms of the Vales to the mountains of Hiraethog; from the English of Wrexham to the Welsh of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, the county of Clwyd - the soon to disappear Clwyd - encompasses hugely...
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Newportrait, John Briggs
John Briggs
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<p>Newport seems to be undergoing perpetual regeneration, architecturally, economically, in sport, religion, the arts and in its population. <em>Newportrait</em> is a collection of remarkable photographs which captures both the changing face of the city, and what endures. It is Newport past, Newport disappeared, new Newport and...
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Real llanelli
Jon Gower
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<p>Llanelli stands on several borders in Wales. Industrial town, or still belonging to its rural Carmarthenshire hinterland? Welsh or Englishspeaking? Plaid or Labour? Shaped by its workers or by the small number of families who employed them? It all makes Llanelli that much more interesting than a town of its size has any right to be.<br...
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Real Cardiff Three Peter Finch
Peter Finch
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<p>Since Peter Finch began his capital trilogy in 2002, Cardiff has changed enormously. In <em>Real Cardiff Three</em> Finch checks out the new, from Torchwood to St David&rsquo;s 2, while continuing his authorial dig, revealing the places and people who make the city what it is.</p><p>En route he looks across...
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Gwyn Parry
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<p>A retrospective through poems and photographs of the town of Mynydd Parys, near Amlwch on Anglesey, formerly one of the largest copper mines in the world.</p>
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<p><em>Redesigning Democracy</em> weaves together two important political stories. The first charts the long and often divisive campaign for a Welsh Assembly. The second tells the previously untold story of the devolution battle inside the Labour Party, from the ignominy of the 1979 referendum to the forced resignation of Alun...
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A.J. Hyne
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<p>A private in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, David Jones did not have the status of &rsquo;official war artist&rsquo;, which makes his drawings of army life all the more fascinating. Here are the eighty-one surviving drawings from Jones&rsquo; notebooks, recording life in the training camps of Salisbury Plain, in the front line on...
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The Gwilliam Seasons, David Parry Jones
David Parry-Jones
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<p>In the late forties and early fifties the Welsh rugby team was virtually unbeatable - indeed the 1953 side was the last to beat New Zealand. The teams then included some of the all-time greats: Cliff Morgan, Bleddyn Williams, Lewis Jones, Ken Jones. If the backs were outstanding, they were aided by a pack of rigour and technique which...
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Ken Elias: Thin Partitions
Ceri Thomas
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<p>Ken Elias is one of the leading artists living and working in South Wales. Over the last forty years, he has produced an impressive body of acrylic paintings on canvas and paper, as well as photomontage and mixed media works. Born in Glynneath towards the end of the Second World War, he represents a new generation of artists, of working-...
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Hoofpicks: photographs of the horse in Wales
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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>The horse has been central to Welsh history and retains a place of great significance and importance in Welsh society even in the age of car travel and growing urbanisation.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Photographer Bruce Cardwell set himself the task of recording the many ways in which...
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Peter J. Conradi
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<p>&#39;Conradi writes thoughtfully and non-judgementally even when dealing with contentious matters of Welsh politics and cultural identity. He is glad to quote Bidgood&#39;s declaration that she did not come to this area to escape the world: &quot;This is the world.&quot; Completed by Simon Dorrell&#39;s exquisite pen-...
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once, mcneillie
Andrew McNeillie
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<p><em>Once</em> is the journey from boyhood to the threshold of manhood of poet Andrew McNeillie. From an aeroplane crossing north Wales the middle-aged writer looks down on the countryside of his childhood and recalls an almost fabulous world now lost to him. Ordinary daily life and education in Llandudno shortly after the war...
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a useful fiction, patrick hannan
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A&nbsp;cracking read which... is as relevant, if not more so, than ever.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>On: Yorkshire</em></strong></p><p><br />In <em>A Useful Fiction</em> political broadcaster Patrick Hannan provides a punchy commentary on how the mere...
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Real Wales, Peter Finch
Peter Finch
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<p>In this ambitious offering from the Real&hellip; series, following acclaim for <a href="&quot;https://www.seren-books.com/product-search/p/1875/&quot;"><em>Real Cardiff</em></a> and <a href="&quot;https://www.seren-books.com/product-search/p/1918/&quot;"><em>Real...
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Real Liverpool, Niall Griffiths
Niall Griffiths
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<p>In population terms, Liverpool isn&rsquo;t a huge city (it is dwarfed by Birmingham), but it looms colossally in the history (recorded and mythical) of the British Isles, and indeed the world. <em>Real Liverpool</em> is Niall Griffiths&rsquo; antidote to some of mawkish twaddle that has marked Liverpool&rsquo;s...
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Behind the Canvas, kevin sinnott
Kevin Sinnott
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<p>Kevin Sinnott is one of the most popular artists in Britain: his figures in landscape and images of human relationships are widely sought-after by collectors and museums. This unusual book celebrates his sixtieth birthday &ndash; unusual in that it is written by the artist himself. Part autobiography, part exploration of his art, it...
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Real Merthyr, Mario Basini
Mario Basini
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<p>Merthyr Tydfil, seldom can a town of 55,000 people have had such a long and such a varied history. Named after the slaughter of Tudful, daughter of the Prince of Brycheiniog in a time before history was written, site of a Roman fort (at Penydarren, now under the football ground), site of a Norman castle (at Morlais), the epicentre of the...
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fatal neglect who killed dylan thomas
David N. Thomas
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<p>Who and what killed Dylan Thomas? The death of this iconic writer, in New York in November 1953, remains shrouded in mystery fifty-five years later. What might have been a triumphant new departure in his career and life with the first production of <em>Under Milk Wood</em>, and plans to work on operas with Igor Stravinsky and...
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