dannie abse: a sourcebook
Cary Archard
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<p>Dannie Abse, whose career as a poet spans sixty years, has made a huge contribution to the literature and literary life of Wales and to writing in English. This Sourcebook is an essential companion to the poetry, prose, drama and critical writings of a major poet. Cary Archard has edited and written about Abse&rsquo;s work for over...
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russell celyn jones
Russell Celyn Jones
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<p>Pwyll, a young Welsh ruler in a post-oil world, finds his inherited status and military obligations hard to take. Not only this but he&rsquo;s never quite sure how he&rsquo;s drawn into murdering his future wife&rsquo;s fiancé, losing his only son and switching beds with the king of the underworld&hellip; In this bizarrely...
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white ravens, owen sheers
Owen Sheers
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<p><em>&quot;a gripping contemporary story&hellip; brilliantly absorbs the magical elements of the original&rdquo; </em><strong>The Guardian</strong></p><p><em>&ldquo;Sheers makes his 20th-century setting sing but holds on to the otherworldliness of his source material&hellip; A...
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The Gwilliam Seasons, David Parry Jones
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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sheenagh pugh later selected poems
Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>A poet renowned for the clarity of her style, the originality of her subject matter, and for her erudite and spiky online presence, Sheenagh Pugh is a poet at the height of her career. This book is a companion to her popular earlier <em>Selected Poems</em>, originally published in 1990 and now a GCSE set text.&nbsp;</p...
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return to hendre du, sian james
Sian James
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<p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Return to Hendre Ddu</em> is a tumultuous sequel to Siân James&rsquo; classic novel <a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/small-country"><em>A Small Country</em></a>. Once again Siân James&#39; talent for character and dialogue weaves an...
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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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Time Being, Ruth Bidgood
Ruth Bidgood
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<p><strong>WINNER OF THE ROLAND MATHIAS PRIZE 2011</strong></p><p>A Poetry Book Society Recommendation.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Time Being</em> is Ruth Bidgood&#39;s&nbsp; 10<sup>th</sup> collection in a career that spans almost 40 years. It has been said, rightly, that Bidgood...
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fatal neglect who killed dylan thomas
David N. Thomas
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<p>Who and what killed Dylan Thomas? The death of this iconic writer, in New York in November 1953, remains shrouded in mystery fifty-five years later. What might have been a triumphant new departure in his career and life with the first production of <em>Under Milk Wood</em>, and plans to work on operas with Igor Stravinsky and...
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Phil Cope
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<p>Sections of this book are included in the far larger and more comprehensive publication by Phil Cope, <a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/living-wells-wales">The Living Wells of Wales</a>. Click on the link for more information and to purchase.</p><p>The holy wells of Wales are one of its...
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long-haul travellers, sheenagh pugh
Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>Some of the journeys in this collection can be found on maps.&nbsp; But some travellers are journeying from one self to another, like those strange adventurers Murat Reis and Tristan Jones.&nbsp; Some, like Adwaitya the tortoise, have traversed time as well as space. Some travel in dreams. And the longest-haul travellers of all...
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Welsh Retrospective
Dannie Abse
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<p>&#39;Welsh Retrospective&#39; is a selection of poems about his native Wales by one of Britain&rsquo;s most popular poets. Dannie Abse&rsquo;s Welsh and Jewish backgrounds have been essential to his writings. Wales and Cardiff, in particular, have haunted his imagination. In this revealing new book he writes movingly about...
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Batu-Angas, Anne Cluysenaar
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<p>&quot;This book is a fascinating exploration of the life of Alfred Russel Wallace, whose independent discovery of natural selection in 1858 triggered Darwin&#39;s publication of <em>The Origin of Species</em>. Wallace made important journeys to the Amazon and Indonesia, and Cluysenaar&#39;s delicate and graceful...
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Ed. Meic Stephens
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<p>This landmark publication of more than 300 poems reflects the sixty plus year publishing life of the late Leslie Norris, who died in 2007, aged 86. Norris was best known as a nature poet and elegist of passion and rare expression. Lyrical and individual, to his closely observed poems, each word weighted and in its correct place, Norris...
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peter finch later selected poems
Peter Finch
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<p>A prolific, relentlessly inventive, provocative and often hilarious poet, Peter Finch has published over twenty volumes of verse, as well as prose, including the popular alternative guide books in Seren&#39;s Real... series.This selection follows his popular Selected Poems (1987) with a choice of work from books published in the past...
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sea holly, robert minhinnick
Robert Minhinnick
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<div><strong>Shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize</strong><br /><br />&lsquo;It&rsquo;s language quicksilvering a howl of anguish&hellip;on the strength of this book alone, Minhinnick stakes his claim to be regarded as the finest writer working in any genre in Wales today.&rsquo; <strong>&...
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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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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>A subtle and adept technique, combined with a sharp wit, keen eye and pointed sense of humour, creates poems of memorable cadence and theme.<br /><br />The title is taken from the remnants of a sign outside a hospital, now closed, that features in the moving reminiscences of an elderly passenger on a bus. Other poems invoke...
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Lorraine Bewsey
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<p><em>Poet Portraits / Portreadau Beirdd</em> results from a year-long project initiated by artist Lorraine Bewsey to paint twenty leading poets with strong connections to Wales. Her portraits are executed in pastel, in a uniquely expressive hyper-realist style which has been greeted with praise by critics, curators &ndash;...
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T. J. Hughes
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<p>The churches of Wales are one of Britain&rsquo;s great unheralded treasures, yet for many years there has been no book devoted to them and they await the kind of complete coverage given to churches elsewhere in Britain.&nbsp; Astonishingly, this is the first opportunity for a book on the subject to show them at their best in...
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mr cassini, lloyd jones
Lloyd Jones
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<p><strong>WINNER OF WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2007</strong><br /><br /><em>Mr Cassini</em> a remarkable follow-up to the award-winning Mr Vogel.<br /><br /><em>Mr Cassini</em>&nbsp; is an amazing journey through the geography of one man&rsquo;s troubled mind as he tries...
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Robert Minhinnick, To Babel and Back
Robert Minhinnick
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br />Winner of Wales Book of the Year Award 2006.</p><p><br />&ldquo;On the strength of this book alone, Minhinnick stakes his claim to be regarded as the finest writer working in any genre in Wales today.&rdquo;&nbsp; <strong>Jim Perrin, </strong><strong...
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the shop, emyr humphreys
Emyr Humphreys
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<p>Eddie Lloyd, troubled son of the famous Welsh actor Orlando Lloyd is introduced to ambitious film-maker Bethan Mair Nichols, and immediately finds himself captivated by the intense young woman.&nbsp; It transpires that Bethan&rsquo;s Great Aunt Sulwen has left her a derelict shop in rural Wales.&nbsp; As the novel and their...
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skirrid hill, owen sheers
Owen Sheers
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<p>Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award 2006<br /><br />Ideas of separation and divorce are important in Owen Sheers&rsquo; eagerly-awaited follow up to his acclaimed debut collection <em>The Blue Book</em>. The geographical divides of borders, the separation of the dead and the living, the movement from childhood...
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