Set partly in 1940s Hong Kong and the Japanese Stanley Internment Camp, Francesca Rhydderch’s debut novel tells the story of a young Welsh woman from New Quay who emigrates to Hong Kong with her husband Tommy, a sea captain in the customs service. The Rice Paper Diaries is a novel of love and betrayal, but […]
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Extract from The Rice Paper Diaries

Francesca Rhydderch

PUBLISHED ON: 22/05/13

CATEGORY: novella extract

‘Where have you come from?’ he asked me gently, reaching for his pen. He had two pots on the table, one for brushes, one for pens. Sheaves of paper we …

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NWR 100 Preview 6

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 19/05/13


NWR’s landmark hundredth issue publishes this Saturday, 25 May. Teaser-taster no. 6; subscribe now to read the full story by securing your copy. From …

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Elsa Hammond

PUBLISHED ON: 04/02/13


I am trying to settle in this newly numbered world. / My resolutions stretch to six blue pages. / In summary: Be more interesting. Today I have travel …

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