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 William Glynne-Jones (1907-1977) was a Welsh novelist, short story writer, broadcaster, and journalist. He was born and grew up in Llanelli. When he was 16, he started working at the Glanmor Foundry as a steel foundry 'moulder', but was released at the age of 36 on medical grounds. Soon, he moved to London with his family and started his career as a writer. His novels Farewell Innocence and Ride the White Stallion have been re-published this year as part of the Library of Wales series. Find both novels in out Farewell Innocence/ Ride the White Stallion Bundle for only...

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Featuring a foreword by C. V. Wedgewood and an appendix by George Bernard Shaw, Young Emma is a moving and revealing memoir of real life at the turn of the century, W. H. Davies’ frank and honest account of the relationship with the woman he encountered on a London street corner who was to become his wife. Find Young Emma here. “An extraordinary memoir destined to become a classic” Publishers Weekly   “Young Emma is a masterpiece, and stranger than any fiction” Sunday Telegraph   “Classic... remarkable... an extraordinary manuscript” The Observer Aged fifty, acclaimed by the literary intelligentsia and exalted by...

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Last minute Christmas shopping? On the 9th day of Christmas, Parthian suggests The Actors' Crucible: Port Talbot and the making of Burton, Hopkins, Sheen and all the others, an enlightening study of the Port Talbot and its seminal contribution to the history of cinema. The Actors' Crucible: Port Talbot and the making of Burton, Hopkins, Sheen and all the others is available in hardback and paperback here. Richard Burton, Anthony Hopkins and Michael Sheen count amongst the world's most renowned and gifted actors. Yet they have something else in common: they all come from the south Wales steel town of Port Talbot....

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Consisting of short stories, poems, essays and cartoons and comics, Cawl is an anthology of one multi-prize winning, funny, angry young man's creative endeavors and social and political frustrations. Traditionally Cawl is a mix of everything thrown into one stew pot and left to simmer, boil over and be savoured. Here Siôn Tomos Owen invites the reader to choose what to taste next. The meat of the essays, the parsnip of poetry, the spud of satire or the OXO cube of comedy.  You can find Cawl here or in our carnival bookshop in Cardiff!   ‘Siôn Tomos Owen’s book couldn’t...

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A veteran soldier who served in the British India and many areas of the Western Front, Frank Richards wrote his seminal account of the Great War from the standpoint of the common soldier, Old Soldiers Never Die, in 1933. This was followed by Old Soldier Sahib, a memoir of his time serving in British India, in 1936. He died in 1961. '...the greatest account of trench warfare...' Phil Carradice, BBC Arguably the greatest of all published memoirs of the Great War, Old Soldiers Never Die is Private Frank Richard's classic account of the war from the standpoint of the regular soldier, and...

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