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Welsh Wednesdays Review: “Work, Sex and Rugby ” by Lewis Davies

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41yN5a-d7PLA very entertaining, smoothly flowing narrative strand that illustrates the valley life of Lewis Davies, a likeable and honest young man whose life revolves around earning a living in deprived Wales, Rugby and sex.
Davies has a great voice that endears the reader even to the less gentlemanly aspects of his behaviour. His honesty is refreshing, the style often tongue-in-cheek, softening the blow of some harsher truths and realities within the novel.
Great descriptive and analytical writing without ever being too overloaded or busy.
Very enjoyable

Biography

Lewis Davies’s noveLewis Daviesls include Work, Sex and Rugby which won the World Book Day Award for Wales, Tree of Crows and My Piece of Happiness and he won the Rhys Davies short story competition for ‘Mr Roopratna’s Chocolate’. He was awarded the John Morgan Writing Award for work on the political travel book Freeways. He also published a selection of literary essays…

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New Release – Shere Khan by Jade Kerrion

Ch'kara SilverWolf

Today I have a New Release for you, Shere Khan- The Masters Reimagined, by my friend Jade Kerrion.  It’s a great telling of this story and well worth reading, I loved it.

Shere Khan

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Uncover the truth Rudyard Kipling conceals in his unforgettable masterpiece, The Jungle Book.

One-hundred rupees for the skin of Lungri…

A mysterious Chinese girl arrives in India, determined to claim the bounty on the man-eating tiger. Intrigued by her unrelenting purpose, Rudyard Kipling follows her into the jungle on a mystical adventure that will transform Lungri–The Lame One–into Shere Khan–Tiger Lord.

INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

Q – Is this based on the Kipling or Disney version of The Jungle Book?

A – Did you know that in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (not the reimagined Disney version), Shere Khan was first called Lungri? Did you know that Kaa rescued Mowgli from the monkeys? And…

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My Series of Author & Poet Interviews at Narberth Book Fair #MondayBlogs. Today with Colin R Parsons.

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Over the next few weeks I ’ll be posting interviews with the authors who will be taking part in our Book Fair:  http://www.narberthbookfair.co.uk/.

There are forty authors, so, obviously, there are many genres for both adults and children. There will be talks an writing and books, creative writing workshops for adults  workshops & talks and fun workshops for children, activities for the children  Children’s Page and a fun book trail through Narberth, the gorgeous little market town in Pembrokeshire.  Location.

All free!!

And, of course, there will be the chance to chat with all the authors and to pick their brains on all aspects of writing. Even to buy their books and have them personally signed.

And, as usual, there will also be the writing competition: this year is a poetry competition:  competition . Submit a poem, in any form, of 20 lines or less, on the…

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Welsh Wednesdays: Book Fairs in Carmarthen

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REP08_02-7.gifTowards the end of this year Llandeilo Lit Fest in collaboration with the Carmarthenshire Libraries are organising a series of Book Fairs in Llanelli Library, Ammanford Library, Carmarthenshire Library and one in Llandeilo.

The dates are:

download (15).jpgCarmarthenshire October 21st – Carmarthen Library

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Ammanford October 28th – Ammanford Library

Llanelli – November 4th – Llanelli Library

Llandeilo – December 9th – Llandeilo Library and/or Shire Hall and Horeb

The Llandeilo Lit Fest will be held April 27 – 29th 2018. book fair.jpg

There will be another Book Fair on Saturday 28th at the Civic Hall.

If you are interested in participating in any of the events please email LLandeiloLitFest@mail.com

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New Release – Desperate to Die by Barbara Ebel M.D.

Ch'kara SilverWolf

Today I have a New Release for you, Desperate to Die:A Medical Thriller, book three in the Dr. Annabel Tilsen novels by my friend Barbara Ebel, M.D.

Desparate to Die B Ebel

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Euthanasia, suicide, and murder on the medical ward…

Is there a fine line between euthanasia, suicide, and murder? Medical student Annabel Tilson is deep into her internal medicine rotation when one of her patients dies of natural causes which may not be typical at all. As she undergoes a personal loss herself and is confused by the male friendships in her life, she realizes there are no easy solutions to difficult problems such as end-of-life care. Meanwhile, however, her patients’ lives are at stake.

˃˃˃ A thought-provoking, emotional, and riveting medical suspense…

Which is it? Are Machiavellian deeds being done or perpetrated on Annabel’s discharged patients and those on the medical floor? Or are painful deaths and intolerable situations being circumvented…

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Yule in Southern Hemisphere – Litha in Northern Hemisphere

Ch'kara SilverWolf

Yule blessings to all of us in the Southern Hemisphere, it is a cold wintry day here on the mountain with the mist covering everything with its beauty.   Keep warming and Blessed Be!

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Yule is celebrated at the winter solstice (Or the midpoint of winter). It is the shortest day of the year, and the longest night.

Yule comes from the Germanic “Iul” meaning “Wheel.” Yule celebrates Winter, and the rebirth of the Sun God. As Yule is the shortest day of the Year it marks the Suns low point, as after this the Sun will begin to grow stronger again. It is customary to have a Yule log – this is a log (Traditionally Oak or Pine) that you burn during this time, and keep it through the year for protection, and add it to the fire of the following year’s Yule log.

If you do not wish…

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Welsh Wednesdays: Review of Not Thomas by Sara Gethin #contemporary fiction

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Source: My Review of Not Thomas by Sara Gethin #contemporary fiction

My Review of Not Thomas by Sara Gethin #contemporary fiction

Not Thomas by [Gethin, Sara]I gave Not Thomas 5* out of 5*

My Review:

Every now and then I read a book that sets all my senses tingling with the brilliance of it.

And this is why I wanted to write my review in a different way than normal.

 I don’t just mean that the characters are so multi-layered and rounded that I can empathise with them. Or that the descriptions give a wonderful sense of place that make the settings easy to envisage.  Or that the plot makes a story that is innovative and original.

I mean a book that holds all these… and more. And this novel does just that

 Not Thomas is narrated through the point of view of the protagonist, Tomas. He’s five years old…

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