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    Winner of the Royal Mint Museum Remembering Decimalisation Competition

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    Battle Ready: Eliminate Doubt, Embrace Courage, Transform Your Life

    Battle Ready by Ollie Ollerton is as much a storytelling piece as it is a blueprint to overcoming those little demons that we all have within us, that hold us back whichever way they can. Covering four main sections – the call to change, the barriers to change, how to change, and sustaining change – …

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    The Earth, Thy Great Exchequer, Ready Lies

    This first story in this debut collection of nine, ‘My Bonny’, begins with a paragraph-length sentence that contains two em dashes, two sets of parentheses, more subordinate clauses than I care to count, the word ‘startling’ in an obscure, possibly archaic usage, and the expression ‘untalkative actu …

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    A Revolutionary Calendar

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Dare to Do: Taking on the Planet by Bike and Boat

Amy Aed takes a fast-paced global journey, with record-breaking adventurer Sarah Outen, which doesn’t shy away from mental distress

PUBLISHED ON: 03/05/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

Dare to Do is a fast-paced, engaging travel memoir by rower and adventurer,Sarah Outen, following her journey as she cycles, kayaks and rows across Eu …

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Where There’s a Will: Hope, Grief and Endurance in a Cycle Race Across a Continent

Amy Aed on the raw, personal story of Emily Chappell: Welsh writer, adventurer, and cyclist

PUBLISHED ON: 03/05/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

Chappell began her story as a cycle courier in London, a career which allowed her to fully engulf herself in the sport, day in, day out. Enjoying the …

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The English Heretic Collection: Ritual Histories, Magickal Geography

Chris Moss on an alternative history, not bound by modern borders, which flits from literary criticism, film review, historical anecdote and news item to wild allusiveness, by an aspiring wizard, acolyte or someone who is just having a lot of fun with his material

PUBLISHED ON: 03/05/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

Andy Sharp is a writer of alternative history. His English Heretic project encompasses written works, walks, photographs and musical compositions. The …

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Skomer Island: Its History and Natural History

Too close to Wales to be a miniature Galapagos, this island is nevertheless the most important place for wildlife in the country. Chris Moss concludes that this book is a truly comprehensive picture of this tiny spot on the map

PUBLISHED ON: 25/04/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

A botanist visiting Skomer in the early twentieth century described it as a ‘bird slum’. Certainly, the tiny lump of volcanic rock off the Pembrokeshi …

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The Little House

Poem about secrets and bereavement by Jodie Hollander

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/21

CATEGORY: Poetry

The little house I visit in my dreams is not the same place where I was born; no, this place is much further from town in an unfamiliar neighbourhood …

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Land of Whose Fathers?

A digital project aims to map land ownership across Wales – and you can help. Chris Moss talks to Dr Sioned Hâf, creator of Who Owns Wales/Pwy Bia Cymru, in this feature-length essay

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/21

CATEGORY: Column, Essays, Opinion

Land is an enigma. It is soil, roads, houses and mountains, but more than any or all of those. It is, in a sense, all we have as humans. It is everywh …

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A Track in Pentrefelin

Rose Rouse discovers the rich and ancient cultural history around Cefnymeysydd Isaf, Eifionydd

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/21

CATEGORY: Column, Essays, Memoir

I call it a track – it’s a lane – because I feel like a pilgrim every time I go up it from my partner’s farmhouse, Cefnymeysydd Isaf, which is hidden …

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Skimming a Stone

A poem by Charlie Bird about relationship breakdown

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/21

CATEGORY: Poetry

I am at the stony beach by the river with both sons. They are old enough not to be eating stones anymore. They have a net to fish for fish, and for st …

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