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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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Christmas in Wales, Dewi Roberts
Dewi Roberts
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<p>Celebrate Christmas the Welsh way in the company of some of the country&rsquo;s leading writers, past and present. Christmas mass, the nativity play, turkey and plum pudding, the Mari Lwyd, presents, the weather, the shopping and post-festive blues are among the many subjects drawn from stories, poems, diaries and letters. Wartime...
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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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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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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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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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<p>The word &rsquo;portrait&rsquo; is, to many people, evocative of those posed formal studies of the nobility adorning the walls of stately homes across Europe and beyond. Yet portraiture in its broadest sense surely encompasses all attempts at depicting the human form, character and condition &ndash; a seemingly inexhaustible...
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commons knowledge, paul flynn
Paul Flynn
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<p>Most MPs do not achieve the great offices of State; some do not aspire to them. As backbenchers they have an influential role in the making of legislation, the conduct of government and the welfare of their political party. Commons Knowledge makes the case for the active, rigorous backbench MP. From taking the oath to resigning, it offers...
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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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New Realtions
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<p>This ground-breaking study offers an expert commentary on the many and wide-spread changes which have affected British poetry since the 80s. From the changing personnel to a new publishing landscape; from youth culture audiences to new subjects and readings, hardly any aspect of poetry remains untouched. </p><p>David Kennedy...
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new relations, david kennedy
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<p>This ground-breaking study offers an expert commentary on the many and wide-spread changes which have affected British poetry in the last fifteen years. From the changing personnel to a new publishing landscape; from youth culture audiences to new subjects and readings, hardly any aspect of poetry remains untouched.</p><p>...
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Paul Muldoon
Tim Kendall
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<p>Paul Muldoon is firmly established as among the most challenging of contemporary poets. His work ranges from explorations of his native Ulster, and his life there, to more esoteric subjects such as the discovery of America by a medieval Welsh prince, and the work of creators and philosophers from Auden to Spinoza.</p><p>...
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Paul Muldoon
Tim Kendall
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<p>Paul Muldoon is firmly established as among the most challenging of contemporary poets. His work ranges from explorations of his native Ulster, and his life there, to more esoteric subjects such as the discovery of America by a medieval Welsh prince, and the work of creators and philosophers from Auden to Spinoza.</p><p>...
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The Scam, Peter Lloyd
Peter Lloyd
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<p>Sharp-edged, tough and funny, <em>The Scam </em>is Peter Lloyd&rsquo;s play about two young Welshmen out to hit the business big time. Keen to escape their dead-end lives on a housing estate, AI and Oar make do picking apples until a chance meeting with the quick-talking Finn sets a wholesale scheme in motion that could...
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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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Denis F. Ratcliffe
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<p>Critically injured in a mysterious air crash, D. considers the question which has haunted his young life: &rsquo;what am I doing here?&rsquo; What he recalls is a disturbing story of a child&rsquo;s struggle for survival set against the backdrop of the deprivations of the Second World War, and the bombing of his hometown,...
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The Art of Derek Walcott, Stewart Brown
Stewart Brown
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<p>Derek Walcott is a poet of international stature: his work appeals to both academic and popular audiences and is read throughout the world. Immensely talented as a poet, he is also a fine dramatist, a thoughtful essayist and gifted painter. Walcott&rsquo;s career coincides with the growth of an independent artistic culture in his...
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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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Robert Minhinnick
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<p><em>Drawing Down the Moon</em> is an anthology of work from Welsh writers in 1996. Inevitably the reader will identify glaring omissions and infuriating choices here. Where are the young writers? Is there enough political writing? Has the urban muse been given its due? Such is the deliciously contentious nature of the annual...
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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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Selected Prose of R.S. Thomas
R.S. Thomas
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<p><br /><br />R.S. Thomas is Wales&rsquo;s most eminent poet in the English language, and one of the most acclaimed poets writing in Britain today. Since 1946 he has published twenty-six collections of poetry including his massive Collected Poems in 1993. His poems and books have won many prizes including the Queen&rsquo...
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Waiting at the Water's Edge, Lucinda Coxon
Lucinda Coxon
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<p><em>Waiting at the Water&rsquo;s Edge</em> is a gripping new play by Lucinda Coxon. It opens with a chance meeting between two young girls, Vi and Su, on a North Wales beach. Their fates become entwined when they are both employed as servants in the same house. Vi forms a strange alliance with Will Couth, son of the house...
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act one wales
Phil Clark
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<p>This substantial collection of one act plays from Wales charts the rise of Welsh Drama from the 1950s to the present. From the Dylan Thomas classic, &rsquo;Return Journey&rsquo;, to the work of established names likes Charles Way and Frank Vickery, to the more recent plays by young writers like Edward Thomas and Ian Rowlands, this...
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<p>In collecting these essays Roland Mathias uses for his subjects the symbol of a wood, virtually unexplored, and until recently considered to be on the edge of a map of English literature. Mathias, as he puts it, is in &acute;possession of a different map, one on which the wood appears much closer to the centre&acute;, and &...
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