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    If you are seeking a marketing post in a publishing or arts company, this is an exciting opportunity to promote our literary magazine editions and books. Offered on an employed permanent basis (with funding secured to April 2024) or on a freelance basis (negotiable) if preferred. Pro-active individu …

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    Say That My Illness Were a Fairy Child

    …and that for years I carried her unwittingly but when the pangs came for him she slipped out too, like a seal pup. Say I blew raspberries into her belly button, applying balms with cotton wool, cradled her in lullabies and nursery rhymes, lip-traced her non-existent eyebrows and held out my pinki …

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    The Queen of Romance, Marguerite Jervis: A Biography by Liz Jones

    Bookclub discussing the biography, The Queen of Romance, by Liz Jones, about the mass-selling romance novelist Marguerite Jervis (1886-1964), who was married to the bête noire of Welsh letters, Caradoc Evans. Contributors: Amy Thomas, Josh Aldred, Cormac Whiteway, Gwen Davies, and Natalia Elliot in …

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    The Stitcher and the Mute

    Natalia Elliot review The Sticher and the Mute by DK Fields, a political fantasy mystery published by Head of Zeus. Research, script, recording and presentation: Natalia Elliot. Edit and captions: Tayler Walters. Producer: Gwen Davies

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    Angels of Cairo

    Gary Raymond’s latest book, Angels of Cairo, is a taut and very funny cautionary tale about the perils of creative obsession, set over one nail-biting day of angst and self-discovery. Raymond is a novelist, critic, editor, and broadcaster who has two previously published novels, The Golden Orphans a …

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    Lies and the Brontës: The Quest for the Jenkins Family

    What actually is a biography? Who gets to define the truthful representation of a subject, who has the authority? And if we are being honest with ourselves as readers of biographies, are we really looking for the truth? Truth is mundane. Imagine the daily lives of the world’s biggest icons printed o …

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Terminal Boredom: Stories

Lloyd Markham admires a classic collection of Japanese stories in translation whose strength lies in their function as sci-fi vignettes as well as period pieces of the burnt-out sixties and hungover seventies

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

The first English-language publication of the works of late artist provocateur and cult sci-fi writer Izumi Suzuki, Terminal Boredom: Stories, is a di …

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Laura Wainwright on a clever, funny and ultimately very moving novel that explores how language is ‘the very stuff of us’

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

Is there any writer, of any genre, who can’t relate to the following thoughts?   I struggle to make it say what I wish, let alone wrestle it into …

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Honeymoon

Poem by Roy Marshall

PUBLISHED ON: 22/07/21

CATEGORY: Poetry

Unexpected, that the woman at the car hire desk would hand us the wrong keys while she spoke to her mother on the phone; that the ring would slip my f …

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Under the Thumbs

Poem by Rob Miles

PUBLISHED ON: 22/07/21

CATEGORY: Poetry

Just above the water: my ten toes. A distinct arch in a hot heaven of foam. Both little toes particularly little, noticeably curled. The next equally …

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My Ancestors are Deader than your Ancestors

Poem by Hannah Linden

PUBLISHED ON: 22/07/21

CATEGORY: Poetry

 We are a family of murderers – we murder our dead, put them in deeper graves than most people do.   We don’t want our dead to talk. We don’t wan …

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Wilderness

Not one for the literary crime lover, this roadtrip novel – pat, porny, pacy – is a killer ‘dom noir’ thriller, writes Chris Moss

PUBLISHED ON: 01/07/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

BE Jones has pretty much mastered the page-turning thriller style. She delivers the utterly confusing prologue readers seem to adore. Her characters a …

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Looking Out

Chris Moss assesses six essays that articulate the relationship between class and some of the most significant Welsh artworks of the past two centuries, gives them due recognition within the international art world, and explores the collusion of Wales in neglect of its own artists and its failure to value the quality of ‘insiderness’

PUBLISHED ON: 01/07/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

As well as death and taxes, it’s highly probable the British nations will always have their social classes. After all, accurate histories of the twent …

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Road Trip

Pam Thompson recommends a compassionate, complex poetry collection of the Windrush generation and rural Gwent

PUBLISHED ON: 01/07/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

Marvin Thompson was born in London to Jamaican parents and now lives in south Wales. His debut collection, Road Trip https://www.peepaltreepress.com/b …

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