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The Butcher's Wife By Giles Watson
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The Butcher’s Wife has an extraordinary secret: amongst the slaughtered animals which are hung each day in the cellar of her house, there are some which still have souls imprisoned inside their... More > carcasses. Deprived of her freedom and identity by an abusive husband, she must draw upon her own resources in her struggle to set the dead things free, and seek her own source of tenderness in the midst of hideous violence. Front cover picture by Buffarches. Genre: horror/magical realism. Contains scenes of strong violence and coarse language.< Less
Pearl (Full Colour Version) By Giles Watson
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A new translation of the fourteenth century Middle English poem, with colour photographic illustrations by the translator.
Dafydd ap Gwilym: Paraphrases and Palimpsests By Giles Watson
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These 99 paraphrases of the works of the fourteenth century Welsh poet, Dafydd ap Gwilym, explore the extraordinary diversity of his work, from poems inspired by love and nature, through scathing... More > self-examinations and bitter satires, to poems in praise of literary patrons. The style, humour and cadences of Dafydd's work can never be satisfactorily translated, but the interpretations in this volume are a tribute to the genius of the master bard. (Please note: although the illustrations are in colour in the preview, they are black and white in the printed copy.)< Less
Isola By Giles Watson
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An otherworldly poem, illustrated with photographs by the author, 'Isola' is lyrical, contemplative and enigmatic.
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A New Holland Miscellany By Giles Watson
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Illustrated with pictures from late eighteenth and early nineteenth century natural history books, A New Holland Miscellany is a series of poetic monologues which narrate encounters between colonial... More > settlers and the Australian flora and fauna. A host of voices - explorers, scientists, artists, convicts, physicians, soldiers, escapees and free settlers - are brought to life with energy, pathos and humour.< Less
Oak, Broom and Meadowsweet: A Book of Blodeuwedd By Giles Watson
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The story of Blodeuwedd, from the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion, has been a source of fascination for readers and listeners for many centuries. A young woman created out of flowers by two... More > magicians, Blodeuwedd is pledged to marry Lleu even before she has drawn breath, but the magic of her male creators cannot suppress her own desires. Her fate is to be transformed into an owl in punishment for refusing to accept the life that has been pre-ordained for her. The legend of Blodeuwedd encodes the story of a seasonal goddess of sovereignty which lies at the heart of Welsh mythology, at the same time as embodying women's historical struggle for self-determination. Giles Watson's poem allows Blodeuwedd to tell her own story. The author brings not only his love for Welsh culture, but also his experience as a rehabilitator of wild owls, to the task of giving Blodeuwedd a voice of her own.< Less
The Three Dead Kings By Giles Watson
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A new translation of the fifteenth century Middle English poem attributed to John Audelay, illustrated with photographs of mediaeval wall-paintings of the Three Living and the Three Dead.
A Kind of Bright Darkness By Giles Watson
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'A Kind of Bright Darkness' reflects on Giles Watson's 18 year sojourn in Britain: an affectionate evocation of a beloved landscape, and a passionate and sometimes tearful affirmation of the triumph... More > of friendship over distance. Recordings of Kathryn Wheeler's settings of the song lyrics in the collection will be made available here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU7HGeE9Ft7xWgIzrV6KujysjjduA5R8E< Less
Parish Ghosts By Giles Watson
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English churches and churchyards are a treasure-trove of curiosities. These poems are a celebration of this inheritance, but also explore some quirkier discoveries, including those elements of... More > church iconography which seem - to a modern sensibility - to border on the obscene. With photographs by the author.< Less

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