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• The Art of the Detective Novel by P D James
The celebrated crime novelist on why she chose to write crime fiction, how she does it and the timeless appeal that crime has for readers.
• Looking for Clues: Crime and the Critics by Ian Bell
Ian Bell explores whether crime fiction can be considered 'literature'.
• A Case for Crime by H R F Keating
The author explains the attraction of crime fiction.
• A Talent for Murder by June Thomson
June Thomson takes a look at why British authors are the best crime writers.
• Crime Writing, American Style by Philip Plowden
Citing Chandler as the grandfather of American crime writing, Philip Plowden looks at how the genre has developed in the US and what makes American crime writing different to British crime fiction.
• Seizing the Crime: Recent Women's Crime Fiction by Lyn Pykett
Lyn Pykett looks at the feminisation of crime fiction since the sixties, finding that the genre provides the opportunity to explore women's power and powerlessness.
• Interview with Elaine Morgan by Nicola Davies
The playwright and documentary writer discusses her time at Oxford, why she has never written a novel and the art of documentary writing.
• Conversations with John Ormond by Richard Poole
John Ormond discusses his first solo collection of poetry, Requiem and Celebration, his career as a documentary film-maker and the interface between religion and science.
• In Two Manners: Exhibitions of David Jones by Jonathan Miles
A review of two important exhibitions of David Jones work.
• Fragments of an Attempted Painting by Anne Price-Owen
Anne Price-Owen examines the visual imagery in David Jones's poem The Anathemata.
• David Jones and the Right-Wing by Jonathan Miles
The author offers some clarification of the links between David Jones's intellectual, philosophical and religious beliefs and the political tensions of the inter-war period.
• Eric Gill: A Cell of Good Living? by Jonah Jones
The author describes his visit to the Eric Gill Workshops in Pigotts, Buckinghamshire.
• Letter from America by David Lloyd
David Lloyd on the 'James Joyce Wars'.
• On Plays and Playwrights by David Adams
In their twentieth birthday year, David Adams reflects on the history of Wales's oldest established theatre company, Moving Being.
• Members of the Jury by Lesley Grant-Adamson
• Dying Happy by Ruth Rendell
• Rooms with Miss Jones by Jean Earle
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• The Paintings of David Jones
by Nicolette Gray
Published by John Taylor/Lund Humphreys
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• A Renaissance Humanist: John Heath-Stubbs, Collected Poems 1943-1987
Published by Carcanet
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• White Coat, Purple Coat: Collected Poems 1948-1988
by Dannie Abse
Published by Hutchinson
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• Nothing to Pay
by Caradoc Evans
Published by Carcanet
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Reviewed by M Wynn ThomasBuy at gwales.com
• Erundugen: 28 Walisische Erzahler
by Ed by Hans Petersen
Published by Verlag Volk und Welt
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• Very Heaven: Looking Back at the 1960s
by Ed by Sara Maitland
Published by Virago
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Reviewed by Lyn PykettBuy at gwales.com
• The Girl from Cardigan
by Leslie Norris
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Reviewed by Belinda HumfreyBuy at gwales.com
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