This is the enchanting tale of Eepersip, a rather lonely little girl who lives with her parents in the foothills of Mount Varcrobis. One day, she decides to head out on her own, without telling anyone, to explore the wilderness beyond the confines of the house and garden. Once she discovers the freedom of the […]
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The Last Polar Bear on Earth

Eleanor Howe admires these humorous, engaging poems about being ill, being in love and abusive relationships, in which the reader is made privy to some of life’s startlingly intimate happenings

PUBLISHED ON: 03/12/18

CATEGORY: Reviews

Rhian Elizabeth’s The Last Polar Bear on Earth is one fourth of a new poetry quartet published by Parthian this autumn. A lone polar bear graces the c …

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Photograph

David Lloyd

PUBLISHED ON: 09/05/18

CATEGORY: Fiction

Arthur squatted by the fireplace to warm his hands. The room felt comfortable for the first time he could remember – with sunlight streaming through t …

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Eluned Gramich reviews ‘Ymbelydredd’ by Guto Dafydd

Eluned Gramich

PUBLISHED ON: 25/03/18

CATEGORY: Audio review

Eluned Gramich reviews ‘Ymbelydredd’ by Guto Dafydd, published by Y Lolfa. Audio recording, edit, and photography: Mayoorhan Sevverlz. Producer: Miria …

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Miriam Elin Jones reviews ‘Golygon’ by Manon Steffan Ros

Miriam Elin Jones

PUBLISHED ON: 25/03/18

CATEGORY: Audio review

Miriam Elin Jones reviews Golygon, a collection of flash fiction on topical issues by Manon Steffan Ros, published by Y Lolfa and originally published …

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A Stranger Comes to Town

Mandy Sutter on how she identified the theme of loneliness in her developing novel, Bush Meat

PUBLISHED ON: 01/08/17

CATEGORY: Opinion

My family spent two years in Nigeria in the 1960s, when I was about seven. I based my memoir-travel piece, ‘Bush Meat’ (published in extract form in N …

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Goldfish Memory

Suzy Ceulan Hughes

PUBLISHED ON: 01/07/15

CATEGORY: Reviews

‘Dinner with Dürrenmatt’, the final story in this collection, ends with the narrator quoting from Dürrenmatt’s The Promise: ‘I wished I was at the Kro …

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The Ninjas

Sarah Coles

PUBLISHED ON: 26/02/13

CATEGORY: Reviews

Jane Yeh’s The Ninjas is as unsettling and funny as its cover image by Jing Wei, ‘Foul Play’, affectionately known to the author as piñata autopsy. On …

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The Prince of Wails

Jacqui Kenton

PUBLISHED ON: 21/08/12

CATEGORY: Reviews

Stephen Knight’s latest collection of poetry is strung between these themes: the loss of the poet’s father and the former’s own late parenthood. And y …

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