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Fiction - Welsh Writers (and novels set in Wales) -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 20 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Homeless Heart-Throb by Crystal Jeans
    The Homeless Heart-Throb - by Crystal Jeans

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781912905010 | ISBN 10: 1912905019

    How funny! How dysfunctional. This is what it really means to be British, she thought. Everybody separate behind their walls and everybody drinking...   Dennis has been carrying a torch for Gareth Moon since school; Sez conducts a psychological ex ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cove by Cynan Jones
    Cove - by Cynan Jones

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781783783861 | ISBN 10: 1783783869

    WINNER OF THE BBC NATIONAL SHORT STORY AWARD 2017   Out at sea, in a sudden storm, a man is struck by lightning. When he wakes, injured and adrift on a kayak, his memory of who he is and how he came to be there is all but shattered. Now he mus ... more

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  • Cover image of book Resistance by Owen Sheers
    Resistance - by Owen Sheers

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571326129 | ISBN 10: 0571326129

    Resistance opens in 1944, as the women of a small Welsh farming community wake one morning to find that their husbands have gone. Soon after that a German patrol arrives in their valley.  In his hugely anticipated debut novel, Owen Sheers has pr ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Don
    We Don't Know What We're Doing - by Thomas Morris

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571317028 | ISBN 10: 0571317022

    A young video shop assistant exchanges the home comforts of one mother-figure for a fleeting encounter with another; a brother and sister find themselves at the bottom of a coal mine with a Japanese tourist; a Welsh stag on a debauched weekend in Dub ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Saw a Man by Owen Sheers
    I Saw a Man - by Owen Sheers

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571317745 | ISBN 10: 057131774x

    After the sudden loss of his wife, Michael Turner moves to London to start again. Living on a quiet street in Hampstead, he develops a close bond with the Nelson family next door: Josh, Samantha and their two young daughters.   The friendship ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dig by Cynan Jones
    The Dig - by Cynan Jones

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781847088802 | ISBN 10: 1847088805

    Deep in rural Wales, a farmer is struggling through lambing season when he becomes aware that his land is being stalked by a badger-baiter who brings with him the stark threat of violence. Built of the interlocking fates of these two solitary men, th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Until Our Blood is Dry by Kit Habianic
    Until Our Blood is Dry - by Kit Habianic

    £10.00   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781909844537 | ISBN 10: 1909844535

    Up ahead, Helen saw the police line harden into a barricade of bodies and shields. Resin batons thudded on Perspex shields; slow, thuggish, brutal. Goosebumps studded her arms and legs. Her pace slowed to the truncheons’ beat. Mary halted a yard from ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Welsh Witch: A Romance of Rough Places by Allen Raine
    A Welsh Witch: A Romance of Rough Places - by Allen Raine

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781906784652 | ISBN 10: 1906784655

    They say she's a real witch,' says Goronwy Hughes' grandmother, warning him of Catrin Rees, the heroine of A Welsh Witch: 'Don't speak to her or let her eyes fall upon thee.'   The sea-side village of Treswnd has elected Catrin as its scapegoat ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Coward
    The Coward's Tale - by Vanessa Gebbie

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781408822630 | ISBN 10: 1408822636

    'My name is Laddy Merridew. I'm a cry-baby. I'm sorry.'   ‘And my name is Ianto Jenkins. I am a coward. And that's worse.'   The boy Laddy Merridew, sent to live with his grandmother, stumbles off the bus into a smal ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strike for a Kingdom by Menna Gallie
    Strike for a Kingdom - by Menna Gallie

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781906784201 | ISBN 10: 1906784205

    First published in 1959, and set in the fictional valleys town of Cilhendre at the time of the 1926 miners' strike.   August arrives and the village Carnival is going ahead. In the heightened carnival atmosphere, more sinister undertones ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Small Mine by Menna Gallie
    The Small Mine - by Menna Gallie

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906784218 | ISBN 10: 1906784213

    First published in 1962, this novel tells the tale of a young collier's death in a mining accident in Cilhendre, a fictional industrial village in the south Wales Valleys. The story vividly and sympathetically portrays how the Valley community, and i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Not Quite White by Simon Thirsk
    Not Quite White - by Simon Thirsk

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848511996 | ISBN 10: 184851199x

    The young Jon Bull is sent by Westminster to Wales's last remaining Welsh-speaking town to see why all attempts to bring it into the twenty-first century have failed. Waiting for him is the beautiful but embittered Gwalia...   Not Quite White ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Earth Hums in B Flat by Mari Strachan
    The Earth Hums in B Flat - by Mari Strachan

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781847673053 | ISBN 10: 1847673058

    'Has our family got secrets?’ ‘Every family has, Gwenni. Big secrets, small secrets, silly secrets, bad things we want to hide...’   Young Gwenni Morgan has a gift. She can fly in her sleep. She’s also fond of strawberry whip, detective s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Salt Blue by Gillian Morgan
    Salt Blue - by Gillian Morgan

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906784157 | ISBN 10: 1906784159

    It is the reds, more than any other colour, that vibrate. Cochineal, verbena, magenta, carmine, fuchsia, flaunting crocosmia, Chinese laquer red, Marilyn Monroe lipstick red, and all the geranium combinations that lead to the deep red oxblood, the sa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gifted by Nikita Lalwani
    Gifted - by Nikita Lalwani

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141030395 | ISBN 10: 0141030399

    Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2007.  Cardiff in the 1980's is a place where maths can get you noticed. Rumis Vasi is the town's 'maths prodigy': untangling numbers and Rubik's Cubes protects her from the harsh vagaries of th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bad Traffic by Simon Lewis
    Bad Traffic - by Simon Lewis

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780954899554 | ISBN 10: 0954899555

    Inspector Jian is a Chinese cop from the Siberian border who thinks he’s seen it all. But his search for his missing daughter brings him to the meanest streets he’s ever faced – in rural England.  Migrant worker East Wind is distressed – his ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Claude Glass by Tom Bullough
    The Claude Glass - by Tom Bullough

    £6.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780954899516 | ISBN 10: 0954899512

    Set in the Welsh Borders in 1980, The Claude Glass charts an unlikely friendship between two neighbours; Robin, the seven-year-old son of English hippie sheep farmers, and Andrew, a child so neglected by his impoverished parents that he is left almos ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Colour of a Dog Running Away by Richard Gwyn
    The Colour of a Dog Running Away - by Richard Gwyn

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781902638720 | ISBN 10: 1902638727

    A contemporary mystery set in the bohemian under-belly of Barecelona. This novel skillfully combines a gothic tale of a 13th century Carthar cult with an urban thriller."The love story, the black humour, the sinister thriller element, the evocation o ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Prince of Wales by John Williams
    The Prince of Wales - by John Williams

    £8.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780747568292 | ISBN 10: 0747568294

    The final part of John Williams' Cardiff trilogy. Female pimp Bobby Ranger feels that Cardiff is changing. Her favourite haunt, the Custom House, is about to be demolished, so she decided it's time to track down her absent father.  Meanwhil ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
    The Eyre Affair - by Jasper Fforde

    £8.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780340733561 | ISBN 10: 034073356x

    There is another 1985, somewhere in the could-have-been, where the Crimean war still rages, dodos are regenerated in home-cloning kits and everyone is deeply disappointed by the ending of 'Jane Eyre'. In this world there are no jet-liners or compute ... more

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