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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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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 In this new and revised edition of his biography John Pikoulis draws on unpublished material and Lewis&rsquo;s...
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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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John Harris
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<p>Caradoc Evans (1878-1945) was a controversial author, most famous for his stories in <a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/my-people"><em>My People</em></a>, copies of which were publicly burned in Cardiff. Stylistically inventive, the stories unflinchingly (and unflatteringly) criticised...
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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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David Jones The Maker Unmade, Jonathan Miles & Derek Shiel
Jonathan Miles
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<p>New edition. David Jones, the greatest painter-poet since Blake, was celebrated and revered by the most renowned of his contemporaries. Since his death in 1974, a growing circle of enthusiasts has valued his work for its scope and complexity. For the centenary of his birth, this much awaited major critical study introduces Jones&rsquo...
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<p>In <em>Dear Mona</em> artist Jonah Jones records in his own words not just the story of his early life and his relationship with Mona Lovell, but also that of the Second World War, of being on the Home Front, on the European battlefield and in the nascent Israel.&nbsp;</p><p>These letters are a remarkable first...
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Edward elgar
John Allison
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<p>.<br /><br />Edward Elgar was for many years the most popular composer in Britain; his music was, and remains, inextricably linked with the final, glorious years of the Empire. Yet Elgar himself was almost entirely untypical of the British Establishment. Born a shopkeeper&rsquo;s son, part of an active Catholic family and...
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Eric Gill & David Jones at Capel-y-Finn, Jonathan Miles
Jonathan Miles
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<p>.<br /><br />This is the first book dedicated to the four year collaboration between two major British artists, Eric Gill and David Jones, at Gill&rsquo;s artistic-religious community at Capel-y-Ffin, a remote disused monastery in the Black Mountains. There, during the nineteen twenties, Gill and Jones came under new...
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Fire Drill, John Barnie
John Barnie
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<p><em>Fire Drill</em> is an ambitious collection of essays in which the author &#39;attempts to make sense of the first decade of the twenty-first century&#39;. It represents a strand of contemporary thought at once Barnie&rsquo;s but also that of a wider, if relatively silent section of the general public. The...
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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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 Hay – Landscape, Literature and the Town of Books, Jim Saunders
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<p>The ancient border town of Hay-on-Wye is famous for three things: bookshops, the annual Festival of Literature and its stunning location. Jim Saunders&rsquo; new book is a portrait of Hay, its setting and its people in words and photographs. Atmospheric and insightful images are interspersed with an informative exploration of the town...
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Jack the Ripper: The Hand of a Woman, John Morris
John Morris
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<p><em>&quot;In the end this is a book so well written and enthralling that it is almost impossible to set it aside once started. The sound, smells, flavors of Victorian England suffuse every page. For those who enjoy mysteries and the process if investigation and resolution, this book is bound to please&quot; </em><...
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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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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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Jonah Jones: An Artist's Life
Peter Jones
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<p><em>&quot;...Peter writes with captivating erudition.&quot; </em><strong>- Planet</strong></p><p>Sculptor, painter, letter cutter, stained glass artist, novelist, academic and administrator; Jonah Jones (1919-2004) was a twentieth century renaissance man.<br />Born near Newcastle into a...
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Vernon Hopkins
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<p>1960. Britain stood at the cusp of new times: the memory of the war was beginning to recede, employment was increasing, and something called rock and roll was knocking on the door from America. In Pontypridd, sixteen-year-old Vernon Hopkins had just found a new singer for his band: a local boy who would come to be known as Tom Jones. The...
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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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Jasmine Donahaye
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<p><strong>Wales Book of the Year Non-Fiction Winner, English Language Category 2016</strong></p><p>In 2007, in a chance conversation with her mother, a kibbutznik, Jasmine Donahaye stumbled upon the collusion of her family in the displacement of Palestinians in 1948. She set out to learn the story of what happened,...
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Newportrait, John Briggs
John Briggs
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<p>Newport seems to be undergoing perpetual regeneration, architecturally, economically, in sport, religion, the arts and in its population. <em>Newportrait</em> is a collection of remarkable photographs which captures both the changing face of the city, and what endures. It is Newport past, Newport disappeared, new Newport and...
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Poet to Poet, Judy Kendall
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<p>&quot;... gives a fascinating insight into Thomas&#39;s transition from prose hack to major poet.&quot;<em> <strong>&ndash; The Guardian</strong></em><br /><br />&quot;This marvellous book about the thankless, frustrating task of, well, keeping on keeping on. But, frankly, what else...
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Poetry and Privacy, John Redmond
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<p><em>Poetry and Privacy</em> questions a set of relationships &ndash; critical, authorial, and existential &minus; between poetry and the public sphere. Its main contention &minus; that readings of British and Irish poetry rely too often on a thesis of public relevance &minus; arises out of a more general...
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Poetry of R.S. Thomas
John Powell Ward
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<p>R.S. Thomas was perhaps the greatest living British poet, the author of twenty collections of poetry, a writer of international repute and the subject of increasing critical and academic interest. <em>The Poetry of R.S. Thomas </em>was the first critical work about him, an invaluable volume which has yet to be surpassed. Its...
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Real llanelli
Jon Gower
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<p>Llanelli stands on several borders in Wales. Industrial town, or still belonging to its rural Carmarthenshire hinterland? Welsh or Englishspeaking? Plaid or Labour? Shaped by its workers or by the small number of families who employed them? It all makes Llanelli that much more interesting than a town of its size has any right to be.<br...
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