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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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John Briggs
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<p><br /><em>Before The Deluge</em> is a fascinating depiction of a now-vanished world, which was swept away by an untimely wave of unsympathetic redevelopment. Cardiff docks were once among the busiest in the world, home to a vibrant multi-ethnic community, studded with architectural gems - Georgain, neo-Gothic, Art Deco....
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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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Beyond the Pampas, Imogen Rhia Herrad
Imogen Rhia Herrad
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<p>Much in this book, particularly in the second half, absorbed and fascinated me. By the end I felt like I had discovered the indigenous roots of Patagonia along with Herrad.<em> <strong>&ndash; New Welsh Review</strong><br /><br />Beyond the Pampas</em> is an entrancing and highly unusual account of...
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Nia Wyn
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<p><strong>Glen Dimplex Prize Winner, Biography Category, 2009<br />Barnes &amp; Noble Discovery Prize Winner, 2009<br />Good Housekeeping Book of the Year Shortlisted, 2009<br />Wales Book of the Year Shortlisted, 2008</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s the...
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Phil Cope
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<p>The border country between Wales and England is a fertile place in many senses. Settled for millennia, one of the few links we have with early man here are their surviving pagan, pre-Christian wells. Sacred wells have played an important part in the culture and landscape of the region, and continue to do so. Following his books on wells...
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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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Evan Walters
Barry Plummer (ed)
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<p>Foreword by Charlotte Church - Patron of the Noah&#39;s Ark Appeal.</p><p>Evan Walters (1893-1951) is perhaps the great hidden secret of Welsh painting in the twentieth century, an outstanding artist who awaits discovery beyond Wales. This book presents, for the first time, a generous selection of colour reproductions of...
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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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Noteworthy
Bruce Cardwell
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><em>Noteworthy</em> is one man&#39;s view of the acoustic music scene in Wales, illustrated with black and white photography to present the musicians in context in their surroundings.</p><p>Practitioners of acoustic music in Wales at the start of the twenty-first century make a...
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Swansea Girl, Barbara Hardy
Barbara Hardy
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<p><em>Swansea Girl </em>is a recollection of childhood and adolescence in the &rsquo;20s, &rsquo;30s and &rsquo;40s, told with an attractive candour and made vivid by the author&rsquo;s remarkable eye for detail.<br /><br />Barbara Hardy&rsquo;s maternal grandfather came from Devon to work in the...
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The Harp in Wales, Bruce Cardwell
Bruce Cardwell
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<p>A celebration of the harp in Wales, an instrument as symbolically key to a Welsh identity as the flag itself. Foreword by Catrin Finch.<br /><br />Bruce Cardwell provides a history of the harp in Wales, including how it grew to prominence, its evolving role in Welsh culture, how it became a central symbol of Welshness, how it...
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The River Wye, Barry Needle
Barry Needle
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<p><em>The River Wye</em> is a sumptuous record of an important and beautiful landscape. In breathtaking colour photographs, Barry Needle captures the essence of the river, from its source high in the mountains of mid-Wales to its entry in to the sea under the towering Severn suspension bridge.</p>
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Barney Norris
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A rare duet, in which father and son rediscover a whole world through the redeeming power of art.&rsquo;<br />&ndash; Declan Kiberd</strong></p><p><br />In <em>The Wellspring </em>acclaimed novelist and dramatist Barney Norris conducts a conversation with his even...
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Brenda Chamberlain
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<p><em>Tide-Race</em> is a remarkable account of life on Bardsey (known as Ynys Enlli to Welsh speakers), a remote and mysterious island off the coast of North Wales. Brenda Chamberlain lived on the island from 1947 to 1961, during the last days of its hardy community. The combination of Bardsey, ancient site of Christian...
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To Bodies Gone: The Theatre of Peter Gill, Barney Norris
Barney Norris
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A comprehensive and enjoyable portrait of one of the great, but slightly unsung, stalwarts of recent British theatre. It should be read by anyone aspiring to be a director, playwright or anyone who is passionate about theatre and craves insight into how plays work.&rsquo; &ndash; StageTalk Magazine</...
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