A Ray of Darkness

Pippa Marland finds in this classic female autobiography, endorsed by current international epilepsy neurologists, an unrelenting commitment to honesty

PUBLISHED ON: 02/08/22

CATEGORY: Reviews

Pippa Marland finds in this classic female autobiography, endorsed by current international epilepsy neurologists and representing startlingly contemp …

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The Nightingale Silenced and Other Late Unpublished Writings

‘The Nightingale Silenced’ was Margiad Evans final extended prose piece before her death. Ed Garland assesses it as feat of creative self-observation, a report from the unsettling parallel universe of a 1950s neurological institute and a memoir of what the author herself describes as ‘a prose illness, though many would expect its explosiveness to uncover poetry’

PUBLISHED ON: 01/03/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

‘The Nightingale Silenced’ was Margiad Evans final extended prose piece before her death. Ed Garland assesses it as feat of creative self-observation, …

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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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Precision and Clarity

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Editorial

Last month at Hay, Cath Barton was awarded this year’s New Welsh Writing Awards Americymru Prize for the Novella with ‘The Plankton Collector’. In her …

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The Nightingale Silenced

Jim Pratt

PUBLISHED ON: 23/02/13

CATEGORY: Memoir

The author Margiad Evans had her first epileptic fit in May 1950, alone, in an isolated cottage in the Cotswolds, only a few months before the birth o …

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The Psychopath Test

K Blade

PUBLISHED ON: 24/06/11

CATEGORY: Reviews

There are three easy steps to falling into the psychopath trap: first discover the Hare checklist for scoring psychopathic qualities, second apply the …

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