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 freedom that came with cycling, she decided to take her career to the next level:  a bicycle expedition all the way from Wales to Japan. She briefly […]
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Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds

Eleanor Howe is charmed by this ripping yarn for children by Horatio Clare, at turns outrageous, hilarious, thoughtful and wise

PUBLISHED ON: 05/06/18

CATEGORY: Reviews

Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds is the follow-up to Horatio Clare’s 2015 children’s debut, Branford Boase Award-winning Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot …

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Civilisations and Civilisation: 2018 versus 1969 (Part 1)

Adam Somerset

PUBLISHED ON: 09/05/18

CATEGORY: Blog

Art evolves but does not progress; so too with television. Civilisations has run its course, its ninth and final episode airing on 26 April. The criti …

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Letter to Mr Powell

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 09/05/18

CATEGORY: Editorial

Dear Mr RS Powell Thanks for your letter recalling my cri de coeur (editorial, NWR 112, autumn 2016), in the wake of the EU referendum. You rightly me …

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Against the Current

Caryl Lewis, translated by Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 30/11/17

CATEGORY: Fiction

Piotr was on his way to work in the slaughterhouse when he saw the old man walk into the water. His shift started at five, and he thought at first tha …

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Wales Festival of Architecture Panel

Linda Rhinehart

PUBLISHED ON: 08/06/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

On Tuesday 9 May, I attended a panel for the festival of Architecture in Wales at 6 pm at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. The event was introduced by the new …

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The Story of Books

Chris Moss

PUBLISHED ON: 01/02/17

CATEGORY: Essays

Home of the global literature festival franchise, the highest concentration of second-hand bookstores in the UK (23 shops, 1,600 inhabitants) and more …

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Ariel: A Literary Life of Jan Morris

Chris Moss

PUBLISHED ON: 01/02/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

As a travel writer – or ‘writer about places’ as the inside flap of this homage would have it – Jan Morris’ career is a study in the modern evolution …

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Open minds and aspirations

John Saul

PUBLISHED ON: 01/02/17

CATEGORY: Opinion

Aged seventeen, long before there was a phenomenon known as Brexit, I came across a friend reading Albert Camus’ The Outsider in a quiet corner at sch …

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Seren Publisher Takes Up European Schwob Fellowship

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 03/07/14

CATEGORY: Notes

Congratulations to Seren publisher Mick Felton for being awarded a Schwob Fellowship. Last month he attended a meeting of 7 European & 1 Finnish p …

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