After the First Death, Tony Curtis
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<p>This anthology contains writing by many of the greatest authors of Wales. From Wilfred Owen and David Jones, Dylan Thomas and Dannie Abse to Christopher Meredith and Gillian Clarke, it spans a century which saw both the barbarism of mechanised warfare and the development of mass communication, mass literacy and a flourishing of creative...
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love from Wales
Tony Curtis
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<p>&#39;Who made an ache under my rib?&#39; asks the poet on the first page of <em>Love from Wales</em>, and just what makes the Welsh a passionate race? This selection of poetry and prose on the theme of love by Welsh poet Tony Curtis and novelist Sian James offers some lively answers.<br /><br /><em>...
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Teaching a Chicken to Swim
Rob Middlehurst
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<p><em>Teaching a Chicken to Swim</em>&nbsp;celebrates the work of nineteen graduates of the Masters in Writing course at the University of Glamorgan, among them Maria McCann, Richard John Evans, Pamela Johnson and Dan Rhodes.<br /><br />&quot;The University of Glamorgan is immensely proud of its Masters in...
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Graham Mort
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<p><strong>Longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize 2016</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>From England to Europe, Africa to South America, these stories from prize-winning short&nbsp;story writer Graham Mort explore relationships: father and child; man and wife; man and his environment.<br /><br /...
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Grahame Davies
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<div>Peter Finch and Grahame Davies are ideally placed to select the writers and writing which reflect the modern Cardiff. Here are revealing and entertaining contributions from some of the finest writers in Britain, all of whom have something personal, original and incisive to say about the city &ndash; including Niall Griffiths, Dannie...
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Great Master of Ecstasy, Glenda Beagan
Glenda Beagan
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br /><em>The Great Master of Ecstasy</em> is Glenda Beagan&#39;s poignant collection of interlinked short stories. In her clear and thoughtful prose Glenda explores memory, inspiration and mental health, peering over the edge of the natural world with sometimes chilling results.&...
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The Green Bridge
John Davies
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<p>The short story is popular in Wales with both readers and writers, attracting the talents of the country&rsquo;s foremost authors. Here, twenty-five English-language writers provide a story each to produce an entertaining and varied anthology. Horror, satire, humour, war, tales of the aristocracy, of navvies, love and madness,...
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The Keys of Babylon cover
Robert Minhinnick
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<p><em>The Keys of Babylon</em> was shortlisted for the <strong>Wales Book of the Year Award 2012 </strong>and long-listed for the<strong> Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2012</strong></p><p>A story from this collection &#39;El Aziz: some pages from his notebooks&#39; was shortlisted for...
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Glenda Beagan
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<p>Glenda Beagan&rsquo;s stories introduce a host of ordinary and extraordinary characters: Gypsy Hayes, who really can read the future but doesn&rsquo;t like what she sees; slightly sinister old Mrs Mossop (the &rsquo;saddist&rsquo;); the terribly embarrassed young Hafwen; Mrs Jenkins, Sgubor Fawr, who every so often screams...
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Margiad Evans
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<p>English literature has a fine tradition of rural writing, and one of this century&rsquo;s greatest exponents was Margiad Evans (1909-1958). Although born in Uxbridge, she was brought up near Ross-on-Wye, and it is the south Herefordshire borderlands, its farmsteads, hamlets and towns, which are the setting for <em>The Old And...
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The Plum Tree
John Gwilym Jones
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<p>Published in 1946, <em>Y Goeden Eirin</em> was hailed as a masterly collection by one of the most accomplished exponents of the short story in the Welsh language. This new translation - <em>The Plum Tree</em> - makes the writing of John Gwilym Jones available to English-speaking readers for the first time....
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The Scattering, Jaki McCarrick
Jaki McCarrick
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<p><strong>Shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize, 2014</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;...an amazing body of work...this book deserves tremendous success and a very wide readership.&quot; <strong><em>&ndash; <a href="http://rereadinglives.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/the-...
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The Streets and the Stars, John Davies and Melvyn Jones
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<p>Edited by experienced teachers, John Davies and Melvyn Jones, The Streets And The Stars is a generous anthology of writing in English by authors living and working in Wales. Authors include Leslie Norris, Gillian Clarke, Dannie Abse, Christine Evans, R.S. Thomas, Jean Earle, Bruce Chatwin, Brenda Chamberlain, Dylan Thomas and many...
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Emyr Humphreys
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br />Emyr Humphreys is a major figure in twentieth-century writing and <em>The Woman at the Window</em> is an immensely enjoyable and impressive addition to his outstanding list of award-winning novels and short stories.</p><p>From the widow alone in the rectory drawing room to...
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The Woman who Loved an Octopus and Other Saint's Tales
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<p>From the sensuous sea to flight from the world, <em>The Woman who Loved an Octopus</em> is an inspired collection of twelve themed short stories, based on the lives and legends of thirteen Celtic women saints from the first millennium.</p><p>Retelling their stories in an intimate, contemporary sometimes startling...
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Touch, Graham Mort
Graham Mort
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<p><strong>WINNER OF THE EDGEHILL SHORT STORY PRIZE 2011</strong></p><p>From the heat of Africa to the warmth of France or the snowbound dales of northern England, this is an assured and absorbing collection.<br />&nbsp;<br />Including the Bridport prize-winning story &lsquo;The Prince&rsquo;,...
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