• The Dossier by Michael O’Brien is a shocking resumé of fifteen miscarriages of justice in south Wales between 1982 and 2016. After being falsely imprisoned for murder, O’Brien was driven to discover more about the many notorious and dubious convictions made in south Wales over a period of thirty years. This is the shocking result of his research. He calls for an independent judicial enquiry into these cases. Available now.

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  • In this new addition to the Seren Real Series, author and musician Rhys Mwyn explores the vast county of Gwynedd in mainland northwest Wales. In 2021, the Gwnyedd slate landscape was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Illustrated by offbeat photographs, and drawing on Mwyn's Welsh language culture, Real Gwynedd is an entertaining and informative exploration of this often mysterious, mountainous country. Available now.

    Rhys Mwyn uncovers the Real Gwynedd
  • Owen and Tom Morgan take the nation’s tastebuds on an unforgettable Spanish getaway. Packed with over one hundred beautifully photographed, out of this world recipes Bar 44 Tapas y Copas has everything you need to bring a taste of Spain to your very own kitchen. Available now.

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The Chosen People, Grahame Davies
Grahame Davies
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<p>The histories of the Welsh people and the Jewish people have entwined in a number of ways over the centuries. The Chosen People uses extracts from Welsh literature to show the two nations have interacted both in Wales and elsewhere.<br /><br />Drawing its sources from poetry, drama, novels, shortstories, memoirs and a...
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John Morris
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<h3><u><a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/clydach-murders-second-edition... Edition now available</strong></a></u><br />&nbsp;</h3><p>In a case which shocked the country,&nbsp;Mandy Power, her bed-ridden mother and her two young daughters were battered to death in a...
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<p>Twenty years ago, four lives were brutally taken. But was an innocent man wrongfully convicted of this horrific crime? In the new edition of <em>The Clydach Murders</em>, author and solicitor John Morris reveals new information, making a forensic and compelling case ahead of Dai Morris&rsquo; latest appeal.</p><p...
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Robert Jones
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<p><strong>The Slate landscape&nbsp;of Northwest Wales is&nbsp;now a <a href="https://businessnewswales.com/welsh-slate-landscape-uks-newest-unesco-wo... World Heritage site</a>.&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Much has been written about Snowdonia, or <em>Eryri</em>, but Robert Jones&...
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The Dawes Decades, John Dawes
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<p>Across the world the Welsh team of the late sixties and early seventies is fondly remembered for its mix of steely ball-winning and flamboyant try-scoring. The architect of their success was one of the game&rsquo;s outstanding thinkers: centre John Dawes.<br /><br />Working with Dawes, David Parry-Jones has produced an...
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<p><br /><br />Fanfic is the fastest-growing form of writing in the world. Working in &lsquo;fandoms&rsquo; anonymous authors bring their own gloss and invention to novels, films and tv series, developing characters, expanding narratives and, in the &lsquo;slash&rsquo; genre, boldly going where the conventional...
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<p>Michael O&rsquo;Brien was notoriously falsely imprisoned for the murder of a Cardiff newsagent in 1988. His sentence was overturned in 1999 and he successfully sued South Wales Police, eventually receiving a large financial compensation in 2006.</p><p>In the first part of <em>The Dossier</em> he presents new...
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The Dragon and the Crsecent
Grahame Davies
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<p><em>&quot;This is a fully annotated work of scholarship as well as an always readable, sometimes exciting book that opens out a previously neglected aspect of Welsh - and British - culture over more than 400 pages&quot; - </em><strong>Steve Dube, Western Mail</strong></p><p>In the early twenty-...
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Sean Street The Dymock Poets
Sean Street
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<p>Shortly before the First World War a group of poets gathered in the small village of Dymock, in rural Gloucestershire, forming an interacting colony of talent. Their number included Lascelles Abercrombie, Wilfrid Gibson, Robert Frost, Rupert Brooke, John Drinkwater, Edward Thomas and Eleanor Farjeon. Among their visitors were W.H. Davies...
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The Gallipoli Diary, Jonah Jones
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<p><em>The Gallipoli Diary</em> is a collection of essays and memoirs by Jonah Jones, one of our leading sculptors. Very much a man of his times, the essays reflect Jones&rsquo;s life from humble beginnings, his service as a field medic in the war, and his new life afterwards as an artist, threatened at the outset by acute...
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The Genre of Silence
Duncan Bush
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<p>Duncan Bush&rsquo;s work brings to life, at times painfully, the work of the Russian poet Victor Bal, who &rsquo;disappeared&rsquo; under Stalinism. This surprising and original new book recalls the period by an intermingling of history and fiction which imaginative writers have always understood but that historians have...
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The German Great Escape, Peter Phillips
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<p>On 10 March 1945, 80 German POWs escaped from the Island Farm Camp in Bridgend, south Wales. This is the story of the camp. It held senior German military figures prior to the Nuremburg War Trials. Within months of their arrival the escape was made. All but one was recaptured in the subsequent manhunt, and a tense period for the...
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Stephen Wade, The Girl Who Lived On Air
Stephen Wade
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<p>Sarah Jacob was the Carmarthenshire farm girl who dominated the national and regional press for almost all of 1869. In the popular imagination she was &lsquo;the Welsh fasting girl&rsquo; and although she was not the first anorexic, she was arguably the first to cause a national furore, and become something of a celebrity. She...
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<p><em>The Golden Valley </em>is a personal account in words and photographs of the Garw where Phil Cope has lived for thirty-five years. In it he explores the valley&rsquo;s history: sparsely worked agriculture; boom-town coal exploitation; sudden, followed by gentle, post-industrial decline; attempts at re-invigoration...
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The Gwilliam Seasons, David Parry Jones
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<p>In the late forties and early fifties the Welsh rugby team was virtually unbeatable - indeed the 1953 side was the last to beat New Zealand. The teams then included some of the all-time greats: Cliff Morgan, Bleddyn Williams, Lewis Jones, Ken Jones. If the backs were outstanding, they were aided by a pack of rigour and technique which...
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The Harp in Wales, 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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Phil Cope
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<p>Author and photographer Phil Cope takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales, from&nbsp; Anglesey to&nbsp; Gwent. On his way he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere &ndash; on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells,...
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Nula Suchet
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A cry from the heart that is a triumph of love over despair. &nbsp;Fear, guilt and anger are all here, but so too is real compassion and a genuine urge to make a difference.&rsquo; &ndash; Alan Titchmarsh</strong></p><p>When Nula&rsquo;s husband James, a documentary film-maker,...
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Derek Bevan
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<p>A referee can&rsquo;t make a bad game good, but he can make a good game bad. Based on this assumption, Derek Bevan became one of the world&rsquo;s best - and best known - rugby union referees. He retired at the end of the 1999-2000 season, aged fifty, after 32 years as the man in the middle. During that long career he refereed in...
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Adam Czerniawski
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<p>The poets of Poland witnessed sweeping changes throughout the twentieth century: often writing under repressive conditions, or in exile, their country is central to their work. Its plight has caused the very creative act to be questioned and reviewed.<br /><br />The essays in <em>The Mature Laurel</em> trace the...
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Sarah Philpott
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<p><strong>&lsquo;The story behind why this was written is equally as inspiring as are the dishes​&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>Buzz Magazine</em></strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;[Sarah Philpott&rsquo;s] reasoning to try vegan food is sound. Less cruelty, more deliciousness, and some...
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Daniel Butler
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<p>For twenty-five years Daniel Butler has lived in the Cambrian&nbsp;Mountains near&nbsp;Rhayader, absorbing the world around him&nbsp;and charting its changes, slow and rapid. His passion for keeping&nbsp;hawks was compounded by two wild birds, barn owls which&nbsp;nested at his farm and became increasingly tame and...
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M. Wynn Thomas
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<p>R.S. Thomas is one of the most important poets of the post-war period, &rsquo;the most resolute religious poetry this century&rsquo; (TLS). His influence on British poetry is enormous, while the variety of his themes: disappearing ways of life; man&rsquo;s relationship with God; cultural imperialism; the crisis in Welsh...
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The Presence of the Past
Jeremy Hooker
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<p>This new collection of essays explores such urgent concerns in late twentieth century poetry as national and personal identity, and the relationship of history and the present. Jeremy Hooker takes a variety of poets and poems and sets them against each other to produce illuminating insights into the condition of modern poetry as a whole....
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