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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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Philip Gross
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<p>A Fold in the River, from Seren Books, is the fruit of collaboration between T.S. Eliot prize-winning poet Philip Gross and the visual artist Valerie Coffin Price. Philip Gross once lived on the banks of the River Taff in Wales and his journals are the source for the powerful poems. Valerie Coffin Price revisited the walking route along...
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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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<p>In collecting these essays Roland Mathias uses for his subjects the symbol of a wood, virtually unexplored, and until recently considered to be on the edge of a map of English literature. Mathias, as he puts it, is in &acute;possession of a different map, one on which the wood appears much closer to the centre&acute;, and &...
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A Straitened Stage: Saunders Lewis' Theatre
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<p>Saunders Lewis (1893-1985), poet, novelist, lecturer, founder of Plaid Cymru (the Welsh Nationalist Party) was also the greatest Welsh language playwright of the century. His nineteen plays are a peculiarly Welsh response to the crisis in European theatre of the 1890s, and make a distinctive contribution to mainstream European culture....
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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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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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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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Houseman, A E
Keith Jebb
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<p>The poetry of A.E. Housman is being redisovered. His volume <em>A Shropshire Lad</em> led him to be considered the finest poet in England. Housman&rsquo;s work, popular, accessible, pessimistic, fell from favour in the post-war period but as his times are reassessed there is a growing interest in his authentic voice.<br...
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act one wales
Phil Clark
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<p>This substantial collection of one act plays from Wales charts the rise of Welsh Drama from the 1950s to the present. From the Dylan Thomas classic, &rsquo;Return Journey&rsquo;, to the work of established names likes Charles Way and Frank Vickery, to the more recent plays by young writers like Edward Thomas and Ian Rowlands, this...
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After the First Death, Tony Curtis
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<p>This anthology contains writing by many of the greatest authors of Wales. From Wilfred Owen and David Jones, Dylan Thomas and Dannie Abse to Christopher Meredith and Gillian Clarke, it spans a century which saw both the barbarism of mechanised warfare and the development of mass communication, mass literacy and a flourishing of creative...
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Alun lewis a life
John Pikoulis
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<p>Alun Lewis (1915-1944) is one of the most impressive and important writers of the century. The leading author of World War Two, perhaps the leading poet, he is still an influential figure, particularly in his native Wales. In this new and revised edition of his biography John Pikoulis draws on unpublished material and Lewis&rsquo;s...
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Alun Lewis
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<p>Soldier and poet Alun Lewis (1915-1944) was an inveterate letter writer who wrote regularly to family, friends and other writers such as Robert Graves. Where they have been published they have attracted wide praise for their humanity and spontaneity, and have been compared by critics to the letters of Keats.</p><p>This...
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Dr John Pikoulis
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<p>Alun Lewis (1915-1944) was the most prominent writer of World War Two, in poetry and short fiction. <em>Raiders&rsquo; Dawn</em> (1942), answered the critics&rsquo; questions about the absence of war poets in that conflict, and his story collection <em>The Last Inspection</em> (1943) was a best selling...
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Ancestral Lines, Linden Peach
Linden Peach
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<p>Ancestral Lines explores poetry written away from the economic and cultural centre by six poets: Seamus Heaney, Tony Harrison, Douglas Dunn, Gillian Clarke, Sally Roberts Jones and Oliver Reynolds. Linden Peach sees them all as responsible for mapping locales: their work, he claims, is a voyage of geographical discovery for the literary...
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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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Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p>Numbered from one to one hundred and signed by Deryn Rees-Jones and Charlotte Hodes, this collectors&#39; edition of <em>And You Helen</em> includes a luxury American fold jacket, wall display poster and accompanying DVD of Charlotte&#39;s animations.<br /><br />Poet Deryn Rees-Jones and artist Charlotte...
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Tessa Jackson
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<p>The Artes Mundi Prize has been established to celebrate visual culture within a global context. Set to become a biennial event, it showcases artists who have achieved recognition in their own country and are emerging internationally. The emphasis is upon those who are working with ideas of human form or presence, and producing art which...
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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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arthur machen
Mark Valentine
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<p>Arthur Conan Doyle called Machen a genius; Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats and H.G. Wells admired him. His classic horror novel T<em>he Great God Pan</em>, which both shocked and delighted contemporary readers with its dark portrayal of sexuality and its alluring villainess, has been favourably compared to Stevenson&rsquo;s <em...
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at arms length, geraint talfan davies
Geraint Talfan Davies
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<p>Devolution to Wales and Scotland may prove to have been the most profound change in the UK in recent years. The consequences are far-reaching, and not just political. Geraint Talfan Davies, media and arts executive for more than three decades, recalls and reflects on the impact of this development for culture and civil society.</p>...
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at the bright hem of god: radnorshire pastoral
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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Alessandra Kozlowska
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<p>Discovered by the author&rsquo;s grandson, and written originally in Italian, <em>Conflict, War and Revolution: My Life</em> is the memoir of Baroness Alessandra Koslowska (1892-1975) and is a vivid depiction of her life from childhood to the end of the Second World War.</p><p>This extraordinary memoir begins...
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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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