Skomer Island: Its History and Natural History

Too close to Wales to be a miniature Galapagos, this island is nevertheless the most important place for wildlife in the country. Chris Moss concludes that this book is a truly comprehensive picture of this tiny spot on the map

PUBLISHED ON: 25/04/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

A botanist visiting Skomer in the early twentieth century described it as a ‘bird slum’. Certainly, the tiny lump of volcanic rock off the Pembrokeshi …

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Waterfalls of Stars: My Ten Years on the Island of Skomer

Fiona Orbell, Caroline Stockford, Yalan Bao, Suzy Ceulan Hughes, Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 01/08/17

CATEGORY: Audio bookclub, Podcast

Waterfalls of Stars: My Ten Years on the Island of Skomer by Rosanne Alexander. Contributors: Fiona Orbell, Caroline Stockford, Yalan Bao, Suzy Ceulan …

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The Palestinian

Robert Minhinnick

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Fiction

The white arse? Three words on a piece of paper. That’s what the old man called the bird. So I did too. The only time I saw it was in the Gwter Gryn w …

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Roman Wall Blues

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Editorial

In this edition, the past is glimpsed through secretions of silt and mud. In ancient times at Ephesus, silt buries the temple of Artemis; in 1922, a h …

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One Foot in the Water

Kieron Smith

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Essays

Islands enjoy a prominent place in the Welsh imagination, so much so that we might call Wales an ‘islophiliac’ nation (Pete Hay). This is perhaps unde …

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