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T. J. Hughes
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<p>The churches of Wales are one of Britain&rsquo;s great unheralded treasures, yet for many years there has been no book devoted to them and they await the kind of complete coverage given to churches elsewhere in Britain.&nbsp; Astonishingly, this is the first opportunity for a book on the subject to show them at their best in...
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real newport, ann drysdale
Ann Drysdale
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<p>Britain&rsquo;s youngest city as you&rsquo;ve never seen it before. Just another Victorian port or an Elizabethan maritime centre? A featureless South Wales town or a growing city on the verge of massive and original redevelopment? The &ldquo;new Seattle&rdquo; (Paul Flynn) or a haven for single mothers working the system...
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occupation prizefighter freddie welsh story
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<div>&rsquo;Occupation: Prizefighter&rsquo; is the first biography of boxer Freddie Welsh, pound for pound one of the best fighters in history, who died young and broke in a squalid hotel room in Hell&rsquo;s Kitchen.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Born Frederick Davies, in Pontypridd, he left his...
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swansea anthology
James A. Davies
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<p>Swansea and its surroundings have a literary pedigree that spans many centuries, with both native and visiting writers finding inspiration here.<br /><br /><em>A Swansea Anthology</em> features the work of a broad spectrum of writers from the established and revered such as Dylan Thomas, Leslie Norris and Harri...
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Reimaging Wales, Hugh Adams
Hugh Adams
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<p><em>Re:Imaging Wales</em> promises to be the leading journal for&nbsp;new criticism and an invaluable source of information on&nbsp;the Welsh art scene &ndash; an important new forum for&nbsp;Welsh artists, institutions and initiatives.</p><p>Each volume will feature provocative and timely essays...
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ed. Paul Clements
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<p>Jan Morris is one of the world&rsquo;s leading writers. In this tribute to her on her eightieth birthday, a number of well-known people from the world of travel writing, journalism, broadcasting and publishing celebrate the writer, as well as the person, in specially written essays. Through anecdotes and personal memories, they...
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flowers & fables
Jocelyne Lawton
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<p><br /><br />In <em>Flowers &amp; Fables</em> Jocelyne Lawton reminds us of a time when, through a mixture of religious belief, country superstition and medical lore, flowers and herbs had an essential place in everyday life. This book recognises a revival of contemporary interest as modern consumers look for...
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Welsh Europeans
John Osmond
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<p>Welsh Europeans takes a fresh look at the identity and future of Wales as a new century approaches. There is a gulf between the ability of the Welsh people to have any real say over how they are governed and the Quango-driven government they endure. There is an increasing contradiction between Welshness and Britishness. Living with this...
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When Arthur Met Maggie, Patrick Hannan
Patrick Hannan
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<p>Although their relationship was one of the most important in post-war public life, they never met. But for a year in the 1980s Arthur Scargill and Margaret Thatcher were on opposite sides of a conflict that decided some of the most important questions in contemporary Britain. More than that, they were central to the process of bringing...
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Rhodri Jones, Yn Ôl, Gwyneth Lewis
Rhodri Jones
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<p>Born in Gwynedd, his father Welsh, his mother from Luxembourg, Rhodri Jones grew up speaking Welsh, English and German. For the past two decades he has travelled widely in Central America, Europe, Africa and the Far East, building up an astounding photographic portfolio with images ranging from the mountains of Albania to the cities and...
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Trace, andre stitt
Andre Stitt (Ed.)
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<p>André Stitt is one of the foremost practitioners of performance art in the UK. His gallery in Cardiff, Trace, hosts a regular programme focussing on contemporary fine art performance, video, installation and interactive, interdisciplinary activity. In the first five years of its existence, the gallery produced 40 installations/...
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The Burning Ashes of Time, Patricia Aithie
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<p><br />The discovery of a traditional Welsh blanket in the palace of the former ruler of Yemen took Patricia Aithie on a fascinating journey of discovery. In the Yemeni seaman of the steam age she finds an unexpected link between her hometown of Cardiff, once the world&rsquo;s biggest coal-exporting port, and Aden, where the coal...
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Grahame Davies
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<div>Peter Finch and Grahame Davies are ideally placed to select the writers and writing which reflect the modern Cardiff. Here are revealing and entertaining contributions from some of the finest writers in Britain, all of whom have something personal, original and incisive to say about the city &ndash; including Niall Griffiths, Dannie...
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Peter Finch
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<div>Peter Finch and Grahame Davies are ideally placed to select the writers and writing which reflect the modern Cardiff. Here are revealing and entertaining contributions from some of the finest writers in Britain, all of whom have something personal, original and incisive to say about the city &ndash; including Niall Griffiths, Dannie...
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democratic genre
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<p><br /><br />Fanfic is the fastest-growing form of writing in the world. Working in &lsquo;fandoms&rsquo; anonymous authors bring their own gloss and invention to novels, films and tv series, developing characters, expanding narratives and, in the &lsquo;slash&rsquo; genre, boldly going where the conventional...
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Groundbreaking, Iwan Bala
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<p>As the growth of art in public places continues, <em>Groundbreaking</em> is a timely look at this field from the perspective of one of the leading organisations in the field. Cywaith Cymru / Artworks Wales (formerly the Welsh Sculpture Trust) was among the very earliest bodies which developed and promoted public art in Britain...
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John Briggs
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br />Photographer John Briggs continues his project to document change in the Cardiff docklands, revisiting the sites and people memorably recorded in <em>Before the Deluge</em>. In the last thirty years landmark buildings have been demolished, docks filled in, the barrage built, maritime...
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Childhood, Dewi Roberts
Dewi Roberts
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<p>&lsquo;I like very much people telling me about their childhood, but they&rsquo;ll have to be quick or else I&rsquo;ll be telling them about mine&rsquo; said Dylan Thomas, and it is true that childhood &ndash; real and invented &ndash; exerts a particular fascination for writers. Perhaps the world is more vivid to...
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David N. Thomas
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<p>This second volume culled from the Colin Edwards Archive of interviews with Dylan Thomas&rsquo; family, friends and colleagues made during the 1960s covers Thomas&rsquo; &lsquo;adult&rsquo; life from his move, aged 20, to London to become a professional writer to his death in New York 51 years ago. It is a story which we...
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David N. Thomas
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<p>This second volume culled from the Colin Edwards Archive of interviews with Dylan Thomas&rsquo; family, friends and colleagues made during the 1960s covers Thomas&rsquo; &lsquo;adult&rsquo; life from his move, aged 20, to London to become a professional writer to his death in New York 51 years ago. It is a story which we...
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Real Cardiff Two, Peter Finch
Peter Finch
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<p>In the sequel to the hugely popular <a href="&quot;http://www.seren-books.com/public/products.cfm?&amp;subItemId=1875&quot;... Cardiff,</a> Peter Finch explores the city further, hunts for the legendary peripherique and discovers rubbish dumps, walled housing estates and dead-end lanes. He walks the coast around...
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Arthur Gwynn-Browne
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<div>&ldquo;I am in the F.S.P. F.S.P. stands for Field Security Personnel. That is the authorized version.&rdquo; So begins this remarkable account of six months&rsquo; service with the British Expeditionary Force in France, up to and including the terrible retreat to and evacuation from the beaches of Dunkirk at the end of May,...
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A Whim Set in Concrete: The Campaign to Stop the Cardiff Bay Barrage, sian best
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<p>Claimed to be the essential component for the regeneration of south Cardiff, the Cardiff Bay Barrage turned out to be one of the costliest - and to many, most unnecessary - civil engineering projects ever undertaken on the British coastline. Developers and politicians stand accused of circumventing the wishes of local residents, ignoring...
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Kerry's Children, Ellen Davis
Ellen Davis
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<p>Ellen Davis was born in 1929 in the small German village of Hoof. Her Jewish family had lived there since 1760 but its peaceful existence was shattered when Hitler came to power and German Jews were persecuted.</p><p>Ellen&rsquo;s autobiography tells the harrowing story of her childhood struggle to protect her younger...
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