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Winner of the PEN International New Voices Award 2015 Shortlisted for The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2015   'This first collection of stories features a wonderfully diverse array of characters, including a dog racer, a music shop owner, singers, circus performers, and two young sisters in Warsaw during the Second World War. Behind each colourful backdrop lies the inner turmoil of depression, grief and loss, which Rebecca F. John explores with touching empathy and a profound humanity.’  Francesca Rhydderch  ‘These stories come from a deep, soul-like place of vitality, warmth and beauty.  This is a debut as compelling as the work...

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Ugly, Lovely: Dylan Thomas's Swansea and Carmarthenshire of the 1950s in pictures is a unique combination of literature and the visual arts. Fans of photography, of Dylan Thomas's writing, of the landscape of South Wales find this inspiring collection and a lovely Christmas gift here. Ethel Ross, the sister in law of Alfred Janes, was the guardian of Dylan Thomas' legacy for decades. Shortly after his death in 1953, She compiled a photo memoir of his haunts in and around Swansea. Ugly, Lovely: Dylan Thomas’s Swansea and Carmarthenshire of the 1950s in pictures is a touching collection of Ethel's photos accompanied by quotes from...

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For this Christmas, Parthian Books has put together a bundle collection of the Library of Wales series. The ideal gift for loved ones who want to explore the Welsh literary landscape. Discover works by renowned Welsh authors with this exciting collection of 46 books.  Titles include: Old Soldiers Never Die and Old Soldier Sahib by Frank Richards Carwyn by Alun Richards Farewell Innocence and Ride the White Stallion by William Glynn-Jones A Time to Laugh by Rhys Davies Autobiography of a Super-tramp by William H. Davies Border Country and The Volunteers by Raymond Williams Young Emma by W. H. Davies Find the product here....

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‘A remarkable and important book’ Murdo Macdonald, Planet Pick up your copy of Peter Lord’s The Tradition, A New History of Welsh Art for £25 between 16 and 24 December 2016 exclusively at these Parthian Christmas venues:   Carnival Bookshop 3-7 Duke Street Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AZ Chapter Arts Centre Pop-up shop with Susie Wild CF5 1QE Cardiff Central Library publishers Fair The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1FL Peter Lord surveys the evolution of the visual culture of Wales from the Renaissance to the end of the twentieth century in this new, single-volume history. Written for everyone with an interest in...

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Winner of the Ploughshares John C. Zacharis First Book Award 2015 'Beautiful, memorable stories, artfully nuanced, boldly honest.' Joanna Scott   'These stories explore the complex harmonies within real imperfect relationships, revealing moments in a life when a carefully held balance shifts and, imperceptibly, that life is changed.' Philip Gross A haunting short story collection,  The Missing Woman circles around women who are either literally missing – a mother in rehab, a daughter never born – or who are missing some metaphorical piece of themselves. A father tries to convince his uncompromising, anorexic daughter to want to live, a single woman lures men to her bed...

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