Wales Book of the Month
An anthology of the nine winning short stories from this highly regarded competition which has run since 1991 and celebrates Welsh writing in English. Also includes the winner and runner-up from the inaugural Under 21 Prize.
Deborah Kay Davies, Cynan Jones, Rachel Trezise (editors); ; ISBN 9781783757930; £7.99.
Wisconsin, 1941. With all the men off to war, Fritzi and her sisters must learn men's work and the All-Girl Filling Station is born, complete with neat little caps, short skirts, and roller-skates. Their peace doesn't last long though: skilled women are needed to fly planes for the war effort...
Flagg, Fannie; Vintage; ISBN 9780099593140; £6.99.
Summoning up more than 20 years of Japan's most dramatic history, the geisha's story uncovers a hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation. It moves from a small fishing village in 1929 to the glamorous and decadent Kyoto of the 30s and on to postwar New York.
Golden, Arthur; Vintage; ISBN 9780099771517; £8.99.
The true story of the Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club, as 5 extraordinary women meet in the hills about Italy's Orvieto to cook, eat and tell the stories of their lives. These are true tales of loves lost and found, ageing and abandonment, mafia grudges and family feuds, and the ingredients and recipes whose secrets have been passed down through the generations
Blasi, Marlena de; Hutchinson; ISBN 9780091954307; £16.99.
Arthur and George grow up worlds apart in late nineteenth-century Britain: Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh, George in the vicarage of Staffordshire village. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age, while George remains in hard-working obscurity. But as the new century begins, they are brought together by a sequence of events.
Barnes, Julian; Vintage; ISBN 9780099492733; £8.99.
Through sensitive text and evocative photography Tony captures the very essence of the fifty finest gardens in Wales, providing the reader with a unique understanding of each garden's history, personalities, design, plants and architecture, and of the striking contrasts found from the mountains of Snowdonia to Swansea Bay and from the Isle of Anglesey to the Wye Valley.
Russell, Tony; Amberley; ISBN 9781445641256; £15.99.
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