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Dave Lewis – Reclaiming The Beat
Welsh writer Dave Lewis’s twelfth book is another cutting-edge, avant-garde poetry collection. A journey through time and space, through heartache and depression where glimpses of hope shine through the grey veil. This collection is a deeply moving, all-seeing observation of modern life, and if we are brave enough to stay on the ride we are ultimately rewarded with a positive re-birth like a phoenix rising from the ashes of despair.
The title is taken from famous American writer, Jack Kerouac’s, definition of the ‘beat generation’ and a quote from his girlfriend Joyce Johnson, who said he described ‘beats’ as ‘the poor, the pure and the inward’.
Amelie Ash – Epiphany
Ballet dancer and author Amelie Ash is from Leicestershire. Her debut anthology ‘Epiphany’ documents her battle with anorexia. Amelie has also had work published in ‘Poetry Rivals 2012’ and ‘Women Writers of the Year 2015’.
“This poetry is quite simply, breathtaking. Amelie Ash speaks to us with unflinching honesty about horrifying experiences, and yet through this she brings us to a greater appreciation of the beauty of overcoming. Even when confronting the darkest despair, the poetry is driven by the restless energy of an unconquerable spirit. Ash has an exceptional ear for rhythm and phonology, giving the poems an extraordinary lyrical beauty. Songs of pain, songs of hope, songs of resilience, these poems are an extraordinary witness to one young woman’s extraordinary courage.” – Sarah Parkin
Rob Graham – A Craving For Adventure
Falklands Veteran Rob Graham left his beloved Wales in 2013 in a bid to cycle to the other side of the world. The true story tells how he finds himself a target for muggers, witnesses the reality of human kindness and pushes his body beyond the realms of physical endurance; all in his quest for adventure.
He also becomes torn between the love for his sons and the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with.
Combining the adventure with a challenge, he attempts to cycle 20,000 kilometres, through 20 countries in just 10 months. Never one to take the easy option he rides solo and unsupported also. It’s a challenge many told him couldn’t be done and where there were numerous reasons why he might fail.
An inspirational tale of self-discovery, it is full of humour; danger, conflict and an abundance of adventures.
Along the way he is confronted by his past and meets an array of colourful characters.
Janet Teal Daniel – Shetland Saga
In 2004, Janet and Ieuan Rhys Daniel left their marital home of twenty-five years in South Wales to live and work in the Shetland Isles. This is the story of their experience and explores themes of attachment, relationships, connection, remoteness and belonging.
“We now look back on that year in Shetland as a watershed. It enabled us to grow and develop as individuals, as a couple and a family. I often thank Calum Andrews for making it possible. It was a remarkable experience and even more appreciated in retrospect.”
A soothmoother or southmouther is anyone who resides south of the Shetlands.
Since 2006 Janet has run a small but successful private practice, counselling from home and working with a range of issues. She particularly enjoys working with couples experiencing difficulties in their relationship. This has brought together her counselling and mediation skills. She has developed professional and personal interest in early attachment theory and how it plays out in adult relationships and its links to neurological research.
Jay Thomas – The Rainbow Time Travellers
Seven educational stories by Jay Thomas, for children aged 5-10 years old. The younger brother and elder sister have such a close bond that a sudden change in the elements enables them to travel in time. Their travels and adventures together encompasspast and future events. Occasionally the travels develop into a sense of ‘double’ time travel, in which they become the age they would be at that future time. A very strange experience indeed!
At a very young age the author committed a crime, in that he had great difficulty in learning to read. Many years later he was diagnosed as being dyslexic.
These stories are written bearing in mind of the many misunderstood children who have difficulty in reading.
Sally Spedding – Cut To The Bone
WHERE NO-ONE IS SAFE… In 2008, when Rita Martin’s feckless husband leaves her and their three children to fend for themselves, her secure world is turned upside down. When they have to move to Coventry’s Scrub End estate, her every worst fear is realised. Yet how can she possibly know that her eldest son’s best friend from a nearby luxury development has only evil in mind? A teenage boy with, it seems, everything, yet damaged and dangerous like the very area itself. And will DI Tim Fraser believe Rita enough to help protect her family and bring a killer to justice? CUT TO THE BONE is a dark, psychological chiller, set in troubled times. You will be left unsure whom to trust and wondering when all else fails, if even love is enough.
Sally Spedding was born by the sea near Porthcawl and studied Sculpture at Manchester and St. Martin’s, London. While an exhibiting artist and full-time teacher, she won an international short story competition and was approached by an agent. Wringland, set in haunted Fen country, was published in 2001. Sally is also twice winner of the international Welsh Poetry Competition.
James Walton – The Leviathan’s Apprentice
Walton is a masterful artisan with language in poems that at the same time completely steer clear of artifice. Careering explorations carry a great sense of unruffled stillness – this book is a well travelled hardwood chest filled with glittering curios, feathers, loss and tranquillity. The future of this art form lies in experiential reading of fully fleshed works like these. – Les Wicks.
James Walton’s poems have appeared in: Eureka Street, The Wonder book of Poetry, Australian Poetry Collaboration, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, Great Ocean Quarterly, Australian Poetry, Hubgarden Poetry, Australian Love Poems 1st & 2nd Editions, Poetry d’Amour Anthology 2014, Silver Birch Press – Bukowski On Wry, Australian Poetry Journal, A Sudden Presence – Anthology of Short Listed Poems, Australian Catholic University National Literature Prize 2013, Welsh Poetry Competition 2014.
J. Loh Rettig – Submerge In Poetry
A short collection of poems by Malaysian born author J. Loh Rettig, drawing on her travel and life experiences.
Born and raised in Malaysia, after graduating from High School, impelled by my inquisitiveness and adventures spirit, I soon left for Europe where I furthered my education and learned a professional occupation in Germany. Later on, I also spent sometime in UK for further studies and was awarded a Diploma in TESOL, in London. Poems and verses had always fascinated me. Inspired by them, I soon wrote my first poem at the age of 17. Now being an adult and a matured woman, I do observe and experience things more consciously and in a different way. This gave me the inspiration to put them into words, to compose poems and to make my first collection out of it. There might even be readers whose similar experiences are being touched upon in these poems. Take a look and submerge into the world of verses.
M. L. Green – The Misguided Samaritan
A dark story of a family moulded by abuse, neglect, a love betrayed, hate and sibling rivalry. Genes, fate and dogma govern the lives of Emily and her two sons John and Frank. A stranger provides the catalyst that will direct all their futures. Guilt preys heavily on John for the unwitting part he played in the deaths of two family members. Once a devout Catholic, part of him wants to seek the relief of absolution, but he no longer believes in God. To atone he makes fundamental mistakes and becomes ‘The Misguided Samaritan’ John considers himself a befriender of the young and vulnerable and we learn of the terrible paths trodden by them leading to this ‘Misguided Samaritan.’
Marie-Louise Green, born within the sound of Bow Bells couldclaim to be a Cockney but she dislikes towns and cities,preferring the great outdoors and peace of the countryside. A local writers’ group encouraged her to indulge her love oflanguage and reading. Writing has given her imaginationfreedom to draw upon past experiences, current affairs andbest of all a reason for ‘people watching’. After writing short stories, prose and plays the gauntlet wasthrown down ‘So you think you’re a author; prove it!’ This is her first novel.
Dave Lewis – Photographic Composition
An introduction to the basic rules and principles of photographic composition. Contains practical advice on improving composition and taking better photographs. A concise guide suitable for the complete beginner through to the more serious digital photographer.
It doesn’t matter whether you use a professional DSLR, a small compact or a mobile phone, this book will teach you all there is to know about photographic composition in order to improve your shots.
An easy read illustrated with over 60 carefully chosen images.
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