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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Martin Griffiths
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<p><strong>&lsquo;I must confess to being completely star-struck by this seminal work​&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>The Bay</em></strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br />In <em>Dark Land, Dark Skies</em>, astronomer Martin Griffiths subverts conventional astronomical...
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Edith Pargeter: Ellis Peters
Margaret Lewis
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<p>Ellis Peters is famous throughout the world as the author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, featuring her monastic medieval sleuth. Televised, adapted for radio, transformed in to talking books, the Cadfael novels have played a major role in turning crime writing into a literary genre. But there is more to Peters than her twenty...
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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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Heads Held High
Max Boyce
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<h2><br />&nbsp;</h2><p><em><strong>For those of us who are still feeling the pain of that fateful night in Auckland when fate conspired to rob Wales of a deserved World Cup Final place, this book serves as a reminder of the immense highs and lows we all experienced during the Autumn. </strong></em...
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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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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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love from blodwen
Margaret Wyles
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<p><br /><br /><em>Love From Blodwen</em> is a captivating memoir that takes the reader on a haunting journey through the life of Margaret, a small child who moved with her family from the valleys of industrial south Wales to rural west Wales in the 1930s. A curious and imaginative child, Margaret&rsquo;s world is...
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Aled Rhys Hughes
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A </strong> <strong>sensitive, allusive photo-essay about the interactions between landscape, memory and time&rsquo; &ndash; Planet</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Mametz​ marks the centenary of the Battle of Mametz Wood, the most significant battle in World War I...
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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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martha jane & me
Mavis Nicholson
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<p>Today, television interviewer Mavis Nicholson regularly rubs shoulders with the famous. As a girl in south Wales in the thirties and forties, she dreaded her friends finding out how closely she rubbed shoulders with Martha Jane, the grandmother whose large feather bed she had to share until she left home.</p><p>Mavis&rsquo...
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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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Gladys Mary Coles
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<p>Novelist, poet and mystic, Mary Webb (1881-1927) is an author undergoing revival and revaluation. Her most famous novel, <em>Precious Bane</em>, won the Prix Femina of 1924 and was recently televised. While her work was admired by Rebecca West, John Buchan, de la Mare and others during her lifetime, popular succes came only...
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Mike Rees
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<p>The Great War marked a profound change in attitudes to war and the conduct of it. Six million men from the British Isles served in it, 720,000 (12%) were killed. Junior offices had a 20% survival rate; up to 80% of a battalion could be lost. Battle had changed from engagement by professionals to wholesale, mechanized slaughter. The effect...
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Mervyn Matthews
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<p>Mervyn Matthews&rsquo; childhood in the thirties, forties and fifties was remarkable even by the standards of the time. Bombed out of his house during the Swansea blitz, he went to live with his maternal grandmother in the Hafod area of Swansea, was evacuated to west Wales and also spent a long period hospitalised. As if the...
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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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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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<p>The murder of God-fearing, bible-quoting, partially deaf Thomas Thomas at the branch of Star Stores he managed in Garnant, South Wales has remained an unsolved mystery since it happened in 1921. His body was found on the morning of Sunday February 13<sup>th</sup>, his head smashed, his throat cut and with a stab wound to the...
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Gwyn Parry
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<p>A retrospective through poems and photographs of the town of Mynydd Parys, near Amlwch on Anglesey, formerly one of the largest copper mines in the world.</p>
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necrologies
Meic Stephens
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<p>Perhaps nothing captures the zeitgeist of a person or their society than their obituary. <em>Necrologies</em> &ndash; as the French call them &ndash; is a gathering of sixty obituaries written by Meic Stephens for <em>The Independent </em>of &ldquo;writers, historians, artists, broadcasters, political...
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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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Poor Mans Parliament, Martin Shipton
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<p>A decade after devolution 6 out of 10 Welsh voters didn&rsquo;t know which parties formed the Welsh Assembly Government. Rhodri Morgan, the long-serving First Minister, was recognised by less than 50%, other party leaders had less than 10% recognition. In addition to this voter disengagement, the system of law-making seemed not to be...
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Real Merthyr, Mario Basini
Mario Basini
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<p>Merthyr Tydfil, seldom can a town of 55,000 people have had such a long and such a varied history. Named after the slaughter of Tudful, daughter of the Prince of Brycheiniog in a time before history was written, site of a Roman fort (at Penydarren, now under the football ground), site of a Norman castle (at Morlais), the epicentre of the...
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Real Powys, Mike Parker
Mike Parker
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<p><em>&quot;Passionate, well informed and funny...&quot; </em><strong>- Planet</strong></p><p>The old kingdom of Powys covers some of the most remote and thinly populated parts of Britain. In <em>Real Powys</em> long-term resident Mike Parker explores what is it like to live in the...
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