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  • A Burglary
    A Burglary (English, Paperback) Amy Dillwyn

    A Victorian comedy of manners by the author of The Rebecca Rioter, Honno's most popular classic. First published in 1883 as a three-volume novel, A Burglary tells the story of the heiress Ethel Carton, who is burgled while staying in Llwyn-yr-Allt. A local poacher is blamed, but the burglar is young officer Sylvester, who has fallen for Imogen, Ethel's headstrong young cousin. A charming,...

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  • Winter Sonata
    Winter Sonata (English, Paperback) Dorothy Edwards

    As summer fades, young telegraph clerk Arnold Nettle arrives in an unspecified English village. Sickly and shy, he hopes that the season will be far less damaging to his frail disposition than another winter spent in town. Repulsed by the crude behaviour of his working-class landlady and her brood, he becomes enamoured with the middle-class Neran family, who live in a large white house on the...

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  • Stranger Within The Gates
    Stranger Within The Gates (English, Paperback) Bertha Thomas

    First published in 1912, this is a collection of witty, sharply observed short stories which engage with feminism and the 'fast' New Women of the 1890s. Features narratives which explore the personal and emotional conflict experienced by people torn between multiple ethnicities or different social and national groups. Bertha Thomas lightly but deftly sketches her characters with a sharp eye for...

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  • Iron And Gold
    Iron And Gold (English, Paperback) Hilda Vaughan

    Introduction by Jane Aaron A masterful reworking of a popular Fairy Bride legend examining the institution of marriage, motherhood and the breadth of the female experience. First published in 1948, Hilda Vaughan's classic work is considered indispensable in any consideration of Welsh feminism in the 20th century. Playing with the fairy tale theme of true love as a source of imaginative and...

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  • A View Across The Valley
    A View Across The Valley (English, Paperback) Jane Aaron

    Part of the Welsh Women's Classics series. This volume aims to convey to the modern reader a sense of the rich, but hitherto little explored, tradition of English-language short-story writing by women from Wales. The collection brings together 20 stories from the industrial communities of the south, to the hinterlands of the rural west and the border country of east Wales, from different epochs in...

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  • The Captain's Wife
    The Captain's Wife (English, Paperback) Eiluned Lewis

    A novel about Lettice Peters, the captain's wife of the title, who has travelled the world on her husband's ships but has now settled with her children in the little cathedral town of St Idris in Pembrokeshire. The coastline, farms, saint-haunted hills, cathedral and market cross of 'the village that boasts itself a city' are unforgettably evoked in this atmospheric and poignant novel. Eiluned...

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  • Strike For A Kingdom
    Strike For A Kingdom (English, Paperback) Menna Gallie

    A Honno Classic, first published in 1959, this unusual, highly praised novel is set in the coal-mining valleys of Wales at a time of near-starvation. After a much-hated mine manager is found dead, suspense and suspicion grow among the miners, men who, despite their poverty, abound with humour and warmth. The tension grows until the truth about the killing is discovered by one of the miners' own...

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  • Eunice Fleet
    Eunice Fleet (English, Paperback) Lily Tobias

    Eunice Fleet is a deeply moving novel about the treatment of conscientious objectors in the First World War. Eunice is horrified at her husband's refusal to fight. Ashamed, she refuses to visit him and only after he dies in prison, does she come to see his and her actions differently. First published in 1933, this edition comes with a new introduction by Jasmine Donahaye.

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  • The Very Salt Of Life
    The Very Salt Of Life (Multiple languages, Paperback) Jane Aaron

    With voices including female Chartists, patriotic defenders of Wales, feminists working for women's equality within religious and educational institutions, early socialists and temperance campaigners, The Very Salt of Life introduces a diverse range of texts covering a century of Welsh women's political writings. Incorporating material in Welsh and English from a wide range of sources, the work...

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  • The Small Mine
    The Small Mine (English, Paperback) Menna Gallie

    One of the few novels to merge from, and concern itself with, the industrial communities of the South Wales valleys. Here the lives of the mining community and its women are vividly portrayed as they struggle to come to terms with the death of a young miner, a loss which is unhappily a common occurence. Yet for all its tragic subject matter, Gallie's tale also conveys the warmth and gusto of the...

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  • You're Welcome To Ulster
    You're Welcome To Ulster (English, Paperback) Menna Gallie

    First published in 1970, this was one of the very first novels confronting the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland, while also exploring the movement towards sexual freedom in the 1960s and 1970s. Written by a Welsh writer who lived in Northern Ireland for many years, it brings a uniquely Welsh perspective to the tragedy unfolding on its pages and is written with Menna Gallie's trademark wit and...

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  • Travels With A Duchess
    Travels With A Duchess (English, Paperback) Menna Gallie

    Just how much trouble can a Welsh Shirley Valentine get herself into? Deliciously funny, acerbic and honest, Travels with a Duchess tells the story of Innes Gibson, who, during a visit to Yugoslavia in the 1960s loses her clothes, her inhibitions and her head! First published in 1968, this popular Honno classic is now available in a brand new edition which will be enjoyed by old fans and new...

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  • A Woman's Work Is Never Done
    A Woman's Work Is Never Done (English, Paperback) Elizabeth Andrews

    A unique volume collecting the key writings of Elizabeth Andrews, one of the most influential female political activists of the early 20th century. Andrews was a relentless and committed campaigner for the needs of working class women from Welsh mining communities. In 1919 she was appointed Labour Party Woman Organiser for Wales, a post she held for 29 years. Includes political writings from her...

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  • The Wooden Doctor
    The Wooden Doctor (English, Paperback) Margiad Evans

    This vibrant and intense novel, first published in 1933, sees Arabella, a passionate adolescent girl falling in love with her local doctor. She develops a mysterious illness requiring his attention but he is unable to cure it. Finally she declares her love for him, but is rejected and sinks into depression. Moving to a remote farm in Wales she has a brief affair with a young man and agrees to...

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  • Welsh Women's Poetry 1450-2001
    Welsh Women's Poetry 1450-2001 (English, Paperback) Catherine Brennan, Katie Gramich

    The definitive collection of Welsh women's poetry through the ages, this book includes classic poetry from the 15th century right up to contemporary works by living poets such as Menna Elfyn, Sheenagh Pugh, Glenda Beagan, Gillian Clarke and Elin ap Hywel. With poetry printed in both its original language and in English, the reader is able to discover the depths and extent of Welsh women's...

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  • Dew On The Grass
    Dew On The Grass (English, Paperback) Eiluned Lewis

    An enchanting autobiographical novel set in the Welsh borders and evoking the essence of childhood and a vanished way of life. Nine-year-old Lucy describes the great events - haymaking, harvesting, a seaside holiday - of her time, set against a tapestry of the everyday - the routines of summer and winter with the constant background of the garden outside. And there is the world of the imagination,...

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  • The Rebecca Rioter
    The Rebecca Rioter (English, Paperback) Amy Dillwyn

    This novel is based on the true events of an attack on a turnpike during the notorious Rebecca Riots in South Wales during the 19th century, and on written records of a magistrate involved in policing the riot. A markedly different account from other tales of the riots in that the account is told more from the perspective of the young rioters involved rather from that of those condemning them....

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  • Queen of the Rushes
    Queen of the Rushes (English, Paperback) Allen Raine

    A Tale of the Welsh Revival One of the most popular authors at the turn of the century, with her books selling over a million copies in Britain alone. Katie Gramich's fascinating introduction situates this consummate storytellers last novel, first published in 1906, against the background of the Nonconformist Revival which frames the romantic story of the dumb girl, Gwenifer, and her love for...

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  • Betsy Cadwaladyr: A Balaclava Nurse
    Betsy Cadwaladyr: A Balaclava Nurse (English, Paperback) Jane Williams

    Elizabeth Davis - known in Wales as Betsy Cadwaladyr - was a ladies' maid from Mayrionydd who travelled the world and gained fame as a nurse during the Crimean war. She broke free of the restrictions placed on women in Victorian times to lead a life of adventure. Journeying to many exotic parts of the globe, she came into contact with international events in the horrors of the filled hospital at...

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