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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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Three Plays by Greg Cullen
Greg Cullen
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<p>&rsquo;Mary Morgan&rsquo; is the story of a young servant girl seduced and then betrayed by her master&rsquo;s son. Pregnant and in despair, she is trapped into actions that have ultimately tragic consequences. Based on an incident in nineteenth-century Wales, this moving play is set against a background of civil unrest,...
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print of a hare's foot
Rhys Davies
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<p>Long before the idea that all biography is fiction became fashionable, Rhys Davies was cheerfully retelling his life story without mention of such minor details as his date of birth, or the existence of brothers and sisters. Despite this deviation from convention, <em>Print of a Hare&rsquo;s Foot </em>is both compelling...
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Dic Edwards
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<p>New Plays for Young People: The Shakespeare Factory must produce five-minute video versions of Shakespeare&rsquo;s plays. Will factory manager Gillian Brutus get the videos to the Government Officer on time? Shop Steward Jack Cash puts up a fight, and the actors are unruly and rebellious. Jack&rsquo;s idea that a party in the...
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Fishlock's Wild Tracks, Trevor Fishlock
Trevor Fishlock
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<p>Published to accompany the third series of Wild Tracks, HTV&rsquo;s most successful programme, this book follows twelve of Fishlock&rsquo;s walks in Wales. Not a guidebook so much as an itinerary of places of historical and cultural interest, Fishlock meets local characters and searches out the oddities of history in Wales.<br...
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Up the Lamb, John Ackerman
John Ackerman
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<p><em>Up The Lamb</em> is the story of young John Ackerman&rsquo;s growing up in the mining town of Maesteg during the Depression and the war years. The son of a butcher - and therefore the family were &rsquo;trade&rsquo; - John escaped the worst of the poverty while being acutely aware of it in the lives of his...
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Gerard Manley Hopkins, Norman White
Norman White
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<p>The three years Gerard Manley Hopkins spent at the Jesuit college at St. Beuno&rsquo;s in the vale of Clwyd were the most important of his authorial life - perhaps his whole life. He wrote for the first time in seven years - including his classic sonnets - and St Beuno&rsquo;s was his literary testing ground. Here he encountered...
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Margiad Evans
Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan
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<p>Novelist, essayist, poet and writer of short stories, Margiad Evans (1909-1958) was one of the most remarkable women writers of the mid-twentieth century. Having published three novels, two autobiographical works and two volumes of poetry during her life, her relatively slim output belies considerable achievement in the face of...
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Herbert Howells, Paul Spicer
Paul Spicer
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<p>Composer, organist, teacher, writer and broadcaster, Herbert Howells (1892-1983) is a major figure in English music. His three choral masterpieces, <em>Hymnus Paradisi</em>, the <em>Stabat Mater</em> and <em>Missa Sabrinensis</em>, are classics, while his ecclesiastical music - quite possiblly sung...
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Francis Brett Young, Michael Hall
Michael Hall
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<p>Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) was one of the most prolific and successful authors of his era. His thirty novels and four collections of stories were published in more than two hundred editions and eleven languages, and were adapted for film and radio. At his peak Brett Young&rsquo;s novels sold half a million copies and he was the...
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Christmas in Wales, Dewi Roberts
Dewi Roberts
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<p>Celebrate Christmas the Welsh way in the company of some of the country&rsquo;s leading writers, past and present. Christmas mass, the nativity play, turkey and plum pudding, the Mari Lwyd, presents, the weather, the shopping and post-festive blues are among the many subjects drawn from stories, poems, diaries and letters. Wartime...
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plateaux, gateaux, chateaux
Mary Davies Parnell
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<p><em>Plateaux, Gateaux, Chateaux</em> is the final volume in Mary Davies Parnell&rsquo;s popular trilogy of childhood memoirs. Having overcome the hurdle of O levels, Mary is now in the sixth form, a period when her horizons are widened in many directions. A new interest in dramatics and a dramatic, clandestine night out...
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John cowper powys
Herbert Williams
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<p>John Cowper Powys (1872-1963) has been called the forgotten man of English literature, seemingly a remarkable assessment for such a prolific writer. Novels such as <em>Weymouth Sands</em>, <em>Wolf Solent</em>, <em>A Glastonbury Romance</em> and <em>Maiden Castle</em> stand as landmarks in...
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laughter from the dark
Michael Parnell
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<p>Novelist, playwright, broadcaster, raconteur: by the time of his early death in 1981, Gwyn Thomas was widely admired as all these things, in addition to being a much-Ioved columnist in <em>Punch</em>. Once described as &rsquo;the greatest talker in the world&rsquo; he was the veteran entertainer of The Brains Trust and...
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clough williams ellis
Jonah Jones
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<p>The architect Clough Williams-Ellis (1883-1978) is probably best known as the creator of Portmeirion, the Italianate village known as &rsquo;the Xanadu of Wales&rsquo; and the setting of the cult television series, <em>The Prisoner</em>. As Portmeirion attests, Williams-Ellis was an architect with an eye for space,...
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<p>The word &rsquo;portrait&rsquo; is, to many people, evocative of those posed formal studies of the nobility adorning the walls of stately homes across Europe and beyond. Yet portraiture in its broadest sense surely encompasses all attempts at depicting the human form, character and condition &ndash; a seemingly inexhaustible...
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commons knowledge, paul flynn
Paul Flynn
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<p>Most MPs do not achieve the great offices of State; some do not aspire to them. As backbenchers they have an influential role in the making of legislation, the conduct of government and the welfare of their political party. Commons Knowledge makes the case for the active, rigorous backbench MP. From taking the oath to resigning, it offers...
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Robert Minhinnick
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<p>Industrial smoke turns the noon sky black. Beneath its clouds the poorest people in Europe arrange flowers on a dictator&rsquo;s grave. On Avienda de las Pulgas an Oldsmobile slows down for a better view. Emerging from a lemon grove is the last pedestrian in California. At a nuclear plant the only sound is the sighing of photocopiers...
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New Realtions
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<p>This ground-breaking study offers an expert commentary on the many and wide-spread changes which have affected British poetry since the 80s. From the changing personnel to a new publishing landscape; from youth culture audiences to new subjects and readings, hardly any aspect of poetry remains untouched. </p><p>David Kennedy...
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new relations, david kennedy
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<p>This ground-breaking study offers an expert commentary on the many and wide-spread changes which have affected British poetry in the last fifteen years. From the changing personnel to a new publishing landscape; from youth culture audiences to new subjects and readings, hardly any aspect of poetry remains untouched.</p><p>...
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Paul Muldoon
Tim Kendall
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<p>Paul Muldoon is firmly established as among the most challenging of contemporary poets. His work ranges from explorations of his native Ulster, and his life there, to more esoteric subjects such as the discovery of America by a medieval Welsh prince, and the work of creators and philosophers from Auden to Spinoza.</p><p>...
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Paul Muldoon
Tim Kendall
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<p>Paul Muldoon is firmly established as among the most challenging of contemporary poets. His work ranges from explorations of his native Ulster, and his life there, to more esoteric subjects such as the discovery of America by a medieval Welsh prince, and the work of creators and philosophers from Auden to Spinoza.</p><p>...
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The Scam, Peter Lloyd
Peter Lloyd
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<p>Sharp-edged, tough and funny, <em>The Scam </em>is Peter Lloyd&rsquo;s play about two young Welshmen out to hit the business big time. Keen to escape their dead-end lives on a housing estate, AI and Oar make do picking apples until a chance meeting with the quick-talking Finn sets a wholesale scheme in motion that could...
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Barbara Russell
Barbara Dennis
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<div>An early feminist, the first woman to be seriously considered for the post of Poet Laureate, a poet not afraid to tackle the difficult subjects of poverty, prostitution and rape in her work, and a passionate supporter of Italian unity, Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a radical figure. Yet for too many she simply remains &#39;the...
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