Secret Britain: Unearthing Our Mysterious Past

Amy Aed discovers worlds and wonders right beneath her feet

PUBLISHED ON: 27/01/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

Secret Britain: Unearthing Our Mysterious Past is an informative, immersive book, into which the author weaves poetry, dusting old stories with magic. …

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The Short Knife

With its plot twist worthy of George RR Martin, Desi Tsvetkova enjoys this children’s novel set during Britain’s shift of power from Celtic Roman to Anglo-Saxon

PUBLISHED ON: 16/06/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Elen Caldecott is an author with an arsenal of children’s books to her name, though she has also worked in a variety of different fields, including ar …

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This September Sun

Dom Gilbert

PUBLISHED ON: 15/10/12

CATEGORY: Reviews

Recently, I found myself wondering what my life would have been like if I had stayed in England. I’d probably own a house, receive a pension, go on ho …

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Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam

Amy McCauley

PUBLISHED ON: 01/10/12

CATEGORY: Reviews

Lung Jazz is full of genuinely surprising and eccentric poems. Poems which don’t belong in a ‘British’ anthology at all. The influences here are clear …

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The Best British Poetry 2011

Barrie Llewelyn

PUBLISHED ON: 13/03/12

CATEGORY: Reviews

On my last trip to California, I went into Barnes and Noble and asked the sales assistant in the poetry section for an anthology that would give me a …

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Slate Country Fictions

Jim Perrin

PUBLISHED ON: 06/02/12

CATEGORY: Blog

Mewn gweithfeydd sydd yma’n Nghymru, Gwelir Saeson yn busnesu; Rhaid cael Cymry i dorri’r garreg, Nid yw’r graig yn deall Saesneg. Dewi Dywyll, 1840 B …

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Living with the English

PUBLISHED ON: 29/12/11

CATEGORY: Blog

“Does it matter that Fred Inglis’s biography of Raymond Williams often seems to get things wrong when it talks about Wales?” Ned Thomas asks at the be …

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