'Helen Pendry’s astonishingly assured first novel, The Levels, ends with a plan to retrieve not so much national identity – though that plays a significant part in her narrative - as political parity with those whose shady military affairs ride roughshod over local concerns.'
In a resoundingly positive review, The Yorkshire Times offers an indepth and sensitive reflection on Helen Pendry's many-layered and grittily authentic debut literary thriller The Levels.
You can read the full review here.
June has got off to a great start for Richard Owain Roberts and his debut novel Hello Friend We Missed You. The first review, from Wales Arts Review, has come in and it's a corker!
Here are a couple of choice quotes to whet your appetite...
'This is profound poetry, spiritual and wise and while engaging with difficult themes (life often being a difficult business) it does so with grace and some humour.'
Georgia Fearn, writing in New Welsh Reader, found much to admire in Kittie Belltree's debut poetry collection Sliced Tongue and Pearl Cufflinks:
'This poetry will make your heart sink; form lumps in your throat that will be broken by an unexpected snicker at Belltree wit. The collection paints perhaps one of the most haunting yet poignant representations of real life that I have ever experienced in poetry. Belltree is almost cruel in her unpleasant and vicious authenticity, yet this is what makes the poetry so moving. It is uncomfortable, it is intruding, and it is poetry that will undoubtedly change your perception of modern reality.'