Robert Minhinnick
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<p>An entertaining and wide-ranging selection from forty years of one of Britain&rsquo;s foremost poetry magazines.</p><p>Forty years and 154 issues have helped <em>Poetry Wales</em> become one of the bedrock magazines for new poetry in Britain. Despite its name, <em>PW</em> is an internationalist...
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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>Like the protagonist in the title poem of Sheenagh Pugh&rsquo;s tenth collection - a mathematician startled to find himself in love - we are led into these poems by apparently straightforward tales that swerve into lyricism or surprise us with paradox. Many of Pugh&rsquo;s trademark themes and ideas appear here: a drunken snooker...
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David N. Thomas
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<p>This second volume culled from the Colin Edwards Archive of interviews with Dylan Thomas&rsquo; family, friends and colleagues made during the 1960s covers Thomas&rsquo; &lsquo;adult&rsquo; life from his move, aged 20, to London to become a professional writer to his death in New York 51 years ago. It is a story which we...
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love & war, sian james
Sian James
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<p>Siân James brings her customary narrative flair and ear for dialogue to this beautifully-observed novel of love, scandal and grief set in wartime rural Wales.<br /><br />For three years, young teacher Rhian Evans has lived a life of isolation in her small village, patiently awaiting the return of her soldier-husband, Huw....
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Ruth Bidgood
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<p>This New and Selected Poems by Ruth Bidgood features work from her five early collections, starting with <em>The Given Time</em> (1972) through <em>Kindred</em> (1986) along with selections from her more recent volumes, <em>The Fluent Moment</em> (1996) and <em>Singing to Wolves</em> (2000...
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David Hurn
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<p><em>Living in Wales</em>&nbsp;is an album of one hundred and one duotone portraits of people who, in the words of David Hurn &rsquo;have enriched my life and that of Wales.&rsquo; It is a roster of the famous and distinguished in the fields of science, business, the arts, sport, the law, health, media, politics and...
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Dylan Remembered, Volume One: 1914-1934
David N. Thomas
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<p>This is the first of two volumes of transcribed interviews about the poet Dylan Thomas. Journalist, broadcaster, and author Colin Edwards interviewed numerous sources close to Thomas for a planned biography of the poet, but he was unable to begin work before his early death. The transcribed tapes have been edited into two collections,...
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Emyr Humphreys
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<p>Six long stories for and about the elderly. Humphreys&rsquo; generation has seen at least one World War, a Cold War, a global economic depression, the end of the great national empires - and communism - and huge technological advances. It is also the generation which saw universal enfranchisement and became actively engaged,...
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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>Lying and truth-telling are a matter of choice; our innate capacity for mendacity is the source of all story-telling. The title poem poem sets the thematic tone for this collection which explores the interface between fiction and reality.</p><p>In &#39;Fanfic&#39;, Pugh travels into cyberspace where devoted fans...
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Peter Finch
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<p>In <em>Food</em> the multi-talented and endlessly inventive Peter Finch keenly observes the dark forces that afflict us and then relentlessly skewers them with a quick wit, or twists form to give alternative versions, inflicting a random beauty on the stale or predictable.</p><p>He fearlessly lampoons the cliches...
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Dannie Abse
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<p>Poet, novelist, playwright, diaryist, anthologist and broadcaster, Dannie Abse has contributed hugely to literature in Britain. In <em>There Was a Young Man From Cardiff</em> he presents a series of deceptions - or are they? - which ask about the nature of &rsquo;truth&rsquo; and &rsquo;reality&rsquo;.<br /...
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emyr humphreys, ghosts strangers
Emyr Humphreys
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<p><em>Ghosts and Strangers</em> is an exquisite exploration of relationships. Wives and husbands, parents and children, lovers past and present, test and confirm the notion of love, the ingredient in life for which we all look. As the characters dance around each other, in France, Italy and Wales, Emyr Humphreys shows his...
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The Taliesin Tradition, Emyr Humphreys
Emyr Humphreys
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<p>In &rsquo;The Taliesin Tradition&rsquo; Emyr Humphreys shows how literature in Wales has reshaped and reasserted Welsh identity in the face of English cultural imperialism. Figures such as Taliesin, a sixth century poet, Myrddin (Merlin), the bards of medieval princes, Dr John Dee, Iolo Morganwg, Mabon, Lloyd George, Saunders...
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Ruth Bidgood
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<p>A sense of mystery and mortality infuses these beautiful poems by Ruth Bidgood. Her deep engagement with the landscape and history of her part of Wales is matched by a metaphysical questioning as to the purpose and meaning of experience.</p><p>The voices that she invokes are often the &rsquo;unremembered&rsquo; ones: a...
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Owen Sheers
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<p><em>The Blue Book</em> is Owen Sheers&#39; first poetry collection.</p><p>From recollections of a return to Fiji, to sharper memories of an adolescence in a rural town in Wales; from dark ruminations on farm life to tender and unconventional love poems. Owen Sheers has a talent for visual imagery, a flair for...
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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>Sheenagh Pugh&rsquo;s poems continue to entertain and delight her many admirers. In <em>Stonelight</em>, her ninth collection, the keynote is celebration.</p><p>The opening section includes a moving series called &rsquo;Arctic Chart&rsquo; which commemorates the various people (and one ship) who gave...
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small country, sian james, seren classics
Sian James
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<div><em>A Small Country</em> is the story of the Evans family, farmers in Carmarthenshire. In the summer of 1914 son Tom returns from Oxford to find the family falling apart. His handsome father has gone to live with schoolmistress Miriam Lewis, who is to have his child. His mother, broken-hearted, lies ill in bed, while his...
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Unconditional Surrender
Emyr Humphreys
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<p>In the months between May and August 1945 the world is both winding down and changing forever. The European war over, Britain looks to the future and prepares for a general election. Unknown to all but a few, life is about to be pitched into the atomic age.<br /><br /><em>Unconditional Surrender</em> charts these...
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Emyr Humphreys
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<p><strong>Wales Book of the Year Winner, 1999</strong></p><p><em>The Gift of a Daughter</em> is a novel of delusion and self-knowledge, tradition and change, loss and identity in which the pace, plotting, characterisation and dialogue are as faultless as we expect from a writer of Emyr Humphreys&rsquo...
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Peter Finch
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<p><strong>Peter Finch is reading at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff on March 3rd 7.30pm Media Point Room</strong><strong> &pound;2</strong></p><p>Peter Finch&rsquo;s collection, <em>Useful</em>, is marked by all the restless energy, humour and angst that is so characteristic of this...
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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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Ruth Bidgood
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<p><em>The Fluent Moment</em> is Ruth Bidgood&rsquo;s seventh collection and follows 1992&rsquo;s well-received <em>Selected Poems</em>.</p><p>Her intense response to the landscape of Powys combines with a constant curiosity about the inhabitants of the place, their histories and personalities. Yet...
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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>A falling tortoise is a bizarre way to meet one&rsquo;s end, but it is typical of Sheenagh Pugh&rsquo;s wry humour that it finds a place in her poetry. The more humorous aspects of mortality and human frailty receive the same alert consideration as sombre subjects such as dictatorship, torture, the Dieppe raid and pollution....
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Robert Minhinnick
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<p>The Looters, his fifth collection of poetry, confirms Robert Minhinnick&rsquo;s reputation as one of the most original poets writing today. The startling imagery, the rich texture of his language, the sheer craftsmanship of his work show us why he has been called &rsquo;the outstanding poet of his generation in Britain&rsquo...
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