The Herring Man

Beau Longley is seduced by the fairytale elements of this novel, with breathtakingly beautiful illustrations, about accepting a family legacy

PUBLISHED ON: 28/06/22


Stories should not die… They ought to be remembered by someone, somewhere, somehow. And with this quote, the theme and tone of this book is establishe …

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Your Still Beating Heart

Alex Diggins admires a tale which takes its icy female protagonist on a leap from tourist to ingénue criminal, travelling through grim fairytale landscapes

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/21


Criminality proves just the tonic for grief in Tyler Keevil’s impressive thriller Your Still Beating Heart. In its opening pages, the heroine, Eira, l …

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The Reckoning

Poem by Carrie Etter

PUBLISHED ON: 26/01/21


Whether the fog lowered or rose,   with it came the wolves, their white-and-grey fur merging with the dense air. They came after the bloodletting …

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Tilt by Rosalind Hudis

Alicia Byrne Keane

PUBLISHED ON: 11/02/20


For Alicia Byrne Keane, Rosalind Hudis’ debut collection, with its themes of disability and loss, is tinged with fairy-tale and reveals an artist’s ey …

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Contemporary Literature from Wales

Gwen Davies, Robin Chapman and Suzy Ceulan Hughes

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17


Gwen Davies on recent fiction in English from Wales, Robin Chapman on the rejection of politicisation in Welsh-language literature since devolution, S …

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