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Art, Brenda Chamberlain, Greece, Library of Wales, Poetry, Ydra -

The writer and artist Brenda Chamberlain lived on the Greek islands during the 1960s. This week, the writer and traveller Brenda Squires visited Ydra and helped with Parthian’s international distribution by calling into the bookshop and newsagents on Odoz N. Votsi street just up from the harbour with a few copies of Brenda Chamberlain’s memoir of island life A Rope of Vines: A Journal from a Greek Island, first published in 1965, now republished in the Library of Wales series. Brenda Squires, also an artist, has been working on a series of paintings of contemporary island life in her journal of...

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GCSE, Library of Wales, Poetry, Teaching -

The Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) recently chose 15 poems from The Library of Wales anthology, Poetry: 1900 - 2000 for the 2020 GCSE in English Literature component on Welsh Writing in English. This exciting news was shared on Swansea University website where Teachers can also find resources on each of the poems.

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Library of Wales, news, raymond williams, Translation, Working Class -

The monumental Welsh classic Border Country by Raymond Williams has been translated into Italian for the first time. We're thrilled to see Welsh literature cross borders like that!

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First World War, Library of Wales, memoir, Play -

Frank Richards' title of his Library of Wales classic Old Soldiers Never Die has proven a prophetic one. On 30th June, his legacy endures with a new play inspired by his experiences, called 'Old Soldier' which has its world premiere at The Melville Centre in Abergavenny.

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Book festival, Hay Festival, Library of Wales, Parthian Books, Wales -

The Hay Festival is one of the premier international book festivals that takes place annually in the Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye. This year, an event centred on the Library of Wales was pannelled by Phil George, chair of Arts Council of Wales, author Rachel Trezise, and Cardiff University's Tomos Owen. The trio discussed the merits of the series, representation of women, and the depth of Welsh writing.

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