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Karen Ingham
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<p>Karen Ingham has overseen a photographic survey of Townhill by seven professional photographers and the people of the estate themselves. Striking images of a place and its people leap from the pages of this beautifully produced book. The variety of styles is enormous, from the colourful and painterly to the grittily documentary monochrome...
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Laurence Allen, Three Plays
Laurence Allan
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<p>The striking humour and resilience of his characters, often at odds with social and political trends, beset by unemployment and harsh circumstances, shines through. In &rsquo;On The Road Again&rsquo; two tramps (one a compulsive cheat, the other a hapless liar) receive a notice to evict them from their derelict caravan home....
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Three Plays by Lucy Gough
Lucy Gough
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<p>There&rsquo;s a point in between. The sea and the sky, Heaven and Hell, life and death. Where the debris of life carried out on the flow meets the sea and is forced to let go. If you fail to cross over that bar you go down with no soul. So says the mysterious Keeper of the purgatorial cell that is the setting for the poetic and...
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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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Iwan Bala
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<p>With iconographic zeal, Iwan Bala shifts his hallmark imagery onto a new three-dimensional level with&nbsp;Offerings and Reinventions. Published to accompany the touring exhibition of the same name, this book explores the work of one of Wales&rsquo; foremost artists and thinkers about art at the turn of the Millennium. At its...
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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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Grahame Lloyd
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<p>Cardiff City are the only team to have taken the F.A.Cup out of England (in 1927). No club has come closer (0.024 of a goal) to winning football&rsquo;s top division and they took part in the first Cup Final to be broadcast live on radio, as well as the first closed-circuit television transmission of a League game.<br /><br...
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Iwan Bala
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<p><em>Certain Welsh Artists</em> explores custodial aesthetics, in which artists of all forms consciously or subconsciously become guardians of their culture, particularly of cultures under pressure from more dominant ones, be they close neighbours or transmitted through electronic media. Wales has been referred to as a &...
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Dai Smith
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<p>Dai Smith, one of Wales&#39; leading historians, has completely revised his ground-breaking book <em> Wales! Wales?</em> and given it a new title which takes Welsh history to the millennium, addressing the issues of history, culture and society which face all countries. Perceptive and provocative essays on the Tonypandy...
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Wales Says Yes
Leighton Andrews
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<p>On 18 September 1997 the Welsh electorate voted for a National Assembly. The slender majority was an enormous turnaround from the outright rejection of 1979, a turnaround engineered by the Yes for Wales campaign, founded by Leighton Andrews. Wales Says Yes is the story of that campaign. Andrews has consulted widely with pro- and anti-...
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The Welsh Illusion
Patrick Hannan
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<p><br /><br />Wales has changed almost beyond recognition in the last twenty years, yet many still cling to the romantic image of what it once was rather than cope with the reality of what it has become. The persistence of myth in the face of incontrovertible evidence is one of the Welsh illusions analysed in this book. Another...
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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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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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Francis kilvert
David Lockwood
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<p>Kilvert&rsquo;s diaries are famous throughout the world. They are acclaimed for quality of the diarist&rsquo;s response to Victorian society and his passionate love of the natural world. Life in his two homes, near Chippenham and on the Radnor-Hereford border (now known as &rsquo;Kilvert Country&rsquo;) shines through his...
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John Digby
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<p>Twenty-five surreal collages by John Digby, set in an ornate arch from the Alhambra, suggest a multiplicity of narratives and provide provocative starting points for poet Tony Curtis.</p><p>Giraffes in slings, a toppling Statue of Liberty, woolly mammoths, an enthroned bull, a monster pear and giant apple, flying fishes, a...
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John Digby
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<p>Twenty-five surreal collages by John Digby, set in an ornate arch from the Alhambra, suggest a multiplicity of narratives and provide provocative starting points for poet Tony Curtis.</p><p>Giraffes in slings, a toppling Statue of Liberty, woolly mammoths, an enthroned bull, a monster pear and giant apple, flying fishes, a...
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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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Rhys Davies
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<p>Long before the idea that all biography is fiction became fashionable, Rhys Davies was cheerfully retelling his life story without mention of such minor details as his date of birth, or the existence of brothers and sisters. Despite this deviation from convention, <em>Print of a Hare&rsquo;s Foot </em>is both compelling...
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Dic Edwards
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<p>New Plays for Young People: The Shakespeare Factory must produce five-minute video versions of Shakespeare&rsquo;s plays. Will factory manager Gillian Brutus get the videos to the Government Officer on time? Shop Steward Jack Cash puts up a fight, and the actors are unruly and rebellious. Jack&rsquo;s idea that a party in the...
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Fishlock's Wild Tracks, Trevor Fishlock
Trevor Fishlock
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<p>Published to accompany the third series of Wild Tracks, HTV&rsquo;s most successful programme, this book follows twelve of Fishlock&rsquo;s walks in Wales. Not a guidebook so much as an itinerary of places of historical and cultural interest, Fishlock meets local characters and searches out the oddities of history in Wales.<br...
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Up the Lamb, John Ackerman
John Ackerman
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<p><em>Up The Lamb</em> is the story of young John Ackerman&rsquo;s growing up in the mining town of Maesteg during the Depression and the war years. The son of a butcher - and therefore the family were &rsquo;trade&rsquo; - John escaped the worst of the poverty while being acutely aware of it in the lives of his...
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Gerard Manley Hopkins, Norman White
Norman White
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<p>The three years Gerard Manley Hopkins spent at the Jesuit college at St. Beuno&rsquo;s in the vale of Clwyd were the most important of his authorial life - perhaps his whole life. He wrote for the first time in seven years - including his classic sonnets - and St Beuno&rsquo;s was his literary testing ground. Here he encountered...
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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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Herbert Howells, Paul Spicer
Paul Spicer
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<p>Composer, organist, teacher, writer and broadcaster, Herbert Howells (1892-1983) is a major figure in English music. His three choral masterpieces, <em>Hymnus Paradisi</em>, the <em>Stabat Mater</em> and <em>Missa Sabrinensis</em>, are classics, while his ecclesiastical music - quite possiblly sung...
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