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Russell Stephens
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<p>Writer, producer, director, star of stage and screen, Emlyn Williams was a major talent in British theatre. He was also a man divided; the grammar school boy who went up to Oxford; the labourer&rsquo;s son with gilt-edged bonds; the Welsh speaker at ease in the metropolis; devoted husband yet lover of men. This book examines the...
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Tony Curtis
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<p>Seamus Heaney is the foremost Irish poet since Yeats and one of the most popular poets writing in English today. The poetry and criticism of the Nobel Prize Winner are of indisputable importance to contemporary literature.</p><p>This fourth edition of The Art of Seamus Heaney adds new essays on Heaney&rsquo;s most recent...
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Wales on Screen, Steve Blandford
Steve Blandford
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<p>How has Wales been portrayed in the cinema and on TV? How does it portray itself? Is it possible to forge a distinctive film industry in the shadow of UK/US cultural domination? This book surveys the celluloid depiction of <em>Wales from How Green</em> <em>Was My Valley</em> to <em>Twin Town</em>, and...
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More Fishlock's Wild Tracks, Trevor Fishlock
Trevor Fishlock
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<p>Following the success of the first <em>Wild Tracks </em>Book. Trevor Fishlock sets off again in search of Wales and its wonderful surprises. With his keen instinct for history, humour and human interest he presents a dozen new journeys based on his popular HTV series. Exploring the incomparable landscape he finds stories...
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Tony Curtis
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<p>Featuring Brendan Stuart Burns, Ivor Davies, David Garner, Robert Harding, Alfred Janes, Christine Jones, Jonah Jones, David Nash, Terry Setch and Lois Williams, this collection of interviews with artists from Wales is further evidence of the renaissance of the visual arts in the country. The ten artists talking to Tony Curtis vary in...
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Wales off Message
Patrick Hannan
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<p>From Ron Davies&rsquo;s &rsquo;moment of madness &rsquo; to the Lib-Lab pact the new Welsh Assembly has had fraught beginnings. Patrick Hannan scrutinises the sagas of Ron and Alun and Rhodri and Rod, placing them in the complicated context of the organisations and people who set the agenda of public life in Wales.<br /...
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The Taliesin Tradition, Emyr Humphreys
Emyr Humphreys
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<p>In &rsquo;The Taliesin Tradition&rsquo; Emyr Humphreys shows how literature in Wales has reshaped and reasserted Welsh identity in the face of English cultural imperialism. Figures such as Taliesin, a sixth century poet, Myrddin (Merlin), the bards of medieval princes, Dr John Dee, Iolo Morganwg, Mabon, Lloyd George, Saunders...
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Maura Dooley
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<p>Following the success of How Poets Work comes this guide for would-be and published novelists. Ten contributors share their experiences of how to write a novel, where to begin, how to develop plot, character, structure, imagery, and - importantly - where to end.</p><p>Literary novels, thrillers, cowboy stories, post-modem...
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<p>This beautifully illustrated book reveals how Giardelli&rsquo;s childhood in the country shaped his life. It examines his Italian background, his education at Oxford, and his sudden removal to Wales. A friend of Cedric Morris, David Jones, Josef Herman and Ceri Richards, Arthur Giardelli was for many years Chairman of the influential...
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Karen Ingham
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<p>Karen Ingham has overseen a photographic survey of Townhill by seven professional photographers and the people of the estate themselves. Striking images of a place and its people leap from the pages of this beautifully produced book. The variety of styles is enormous, from the colourful and painterly to the grittily documentary monochrome...
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Laurence Allen, Three Plays
Laurence Allan
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<p>The striking humour and resilience of his characters, often at odds with social and political trends, beset by unemployment and harsh circumstances, shines through. In &rsquo;On The Road Again&rsquo; two tramps (one a compulsive cheat, the other a hapless liar) receive a notice to evict them from their derelict caravan home....
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Three Plays by Lucy Gough
Lucy Gough
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<p>There&rsquo;s a point in between. The sea and the sky, Heaven and Hell, life and death. Where the debris of life carried out on the flow meets the sea and is forced to let go. If you fail to cross over that bar you go down with no soul. So says the mysterious Keeper of the purgatorial cell that is the setting for the poetic and...
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Joan Abse
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<p>Ranging over eight centuries of life in Wales, this fascinating anthology of private and public correspondence, journals and diary entries provides an enthralling commentary on the country&rsquo;s development. The letters bring Welsh history to life through vivid vignettes of personal experience and all too human opinion. While...
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Iwan Bala
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<p>With iconographic zeal, Iwan Bala shifts his hallmark imagery onto a new three-dimensional level with&nbsp;Offerings and Reinventions. Published to accompany the touring exhibition of the same name, this book explores the work of one of Wales&rsquo; foremost artists and thinkers about art at the turn of the Millennium. At its...
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mila and mervuysa
Mervyn Matthews
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<p>The remarkable - and true - story of love opposed by political ideology. When translator Mervyn Matthews refused to be recruited by the KGB in the 1960s he found himself expelled from Russia and divided by the Iron Curtain from his Russian fiancee Mila Bibikova. Caught up in the Cold War, isolated by the indifference of the Foreign Office...
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Grahame Lloyd
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<p>Cardiff City are the only team to have taken the F.A.Cup out of England (in 1927). No club has come closer (0.024 of a goal) to winning football&rsquo;s top division and they took part in the first Cup Final to be broadcast live on radio, as well as the first closed-circuit television transmission of a League game.<br /><br...
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Iwan Bala
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<p><em>Certain Welsh Artists</em> explores custodial aesthetics, in which artists of all forms consciously or subconsciously become guardians of their culture, particularly of cultures under pressure from more dominant ones, be they close neighbours or transmitted through electronic media. Wales has been referred to as a &...
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Dai Smith
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<p>Dai Smith, one of Wales&#39; leading historians, has completely revised his ground-breaking book <em> Wales! Wales?</em> and given it a new title which takes Welsh history to the millennium, addressing the issues of history, culture and society which face all countries. Perceptive and provocative essays on the Tonypandy...
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Wales Says Yes
Leighton Andrews
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<p>On 18 September 1997 the Welsh electorate voted for a National Assembly. The slender majority was an enormous turnaround from the outright rejection of 1979, a turnaround engineered by the Yes for Wales campaign, founded by Leighton Andrews. Wales Says Yes is the story of that campaign. Andrews has consulted widely with pro- and anti-...
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The Welsh Illusion
Patrick Hannan
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<p><br /><br />Wales has changed almost beyond recognition in the last twenty years, yet many still cling to the romantic image of what it once was rather than cope with the reality of what it has become. The persistence of myth in the face of incontrovertible evidence is one of the Welsh illusions analysed in this book. Another...
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A Militant Muse, Harri Webb
Harri Webb
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<p>Harri Webb (1920-1994) was not only one of the most popular poets in Wales but also a plangent cultural commentator. He wrote extensively on literary and political subjects for more than three decades, in the <em>Western Mail</em> and several magazines.<br /><br />Writing from the political left (be it the Labour...
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Sean Street The Dymock Poets
Sean Street
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<p>Hardback edition will be supplied at no extra cost. as the paperback is currently out of stock.<br /><br />Shortly before the First World War a group of poets gathered in the small village of Dymock, in rural Gloucestershire, forming an interacting colony of talent. Their number included Lascelles Abercrombie, Wilfrid Gibson,...
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Francis kilvert
David Lockwood
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<p>Kilvert&rsquo;s diaries are famous throughout the world. They are acclaimed for quality of the diarist&rsquo;s response to Victorian society and his passionate love of the natural world. Life in his two homes, near Chippenham and on the Radnor-Hereford border (now known as &rsquo;Kilvert Country&rsquo;) shines through his...
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John Digby
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<p>Twenty-five surreal collages by John Digby, set in an ornate arch from the Alhambra, suggest a multiplicity of narratives and provide provocative starting points for poet Tony Curtis.</p><p>Giraffes in slings, a toppling Statue of Liberty, woolly mammoths, an enthroned bull, a monster pear and giant apple, flying fishes, a...
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