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Land's End to John o' Groats By Dave Lewis
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Back in 2005 Dave and his friend Derek decided they needed a challenge and so what better than a little bike ride around the countryside. Read on… ‘When you’re nearly forty years... More > old, just recovering from glandular fever and double pneumonia what better way to celebrate your wedding than to leave your wife behind to cycle the length of Britain? An account of two friends, who got drunk one night and decided to pedal nearly 1000 miles for charity, proving that you don’t need a state-of-the-art road bike, a skin-tight outfit with a TV sponsor written on the front or a made-to-measure ego – you just need a good mate, a beer mat’s worth of planning, no training whatsoever and the will to do it.’ More than just another cycling trip, this book is a funny and sometimes moving account of a few weeks in the summer of 2005 when coupled with various personal events life takes on a new and different perspective. This book will either inspire you to get on your bike or have you laughing all the way to the pub.< Less
Reclaiming The Beat By Dave Lewis
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“This is a graphic and painfully honest account of a hardworking man, nearing fifty years old, struggling to come to terms with his own mortality. There is fear, there is unfairness, there is... More > anger and finally resignation, but the glory of love and appreciation in the beauty of nature finally triumph in this remarkable psychological journey. This is poetry written while crawling naked over broken glass, a cutting observation of modern life."< Less
Ctrl-Alt-Delete By Dave Lewis
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(8 Ratings)
When beautiful Jenny Morris uses Facebook to get her ex-boyfriend Hal Griffiths to stalk her she has no idea what a dangerous game she is playing – for someone else is watching from the murky... More > shadows of cyberspace. And when an horrific murder in a sleepy Welsh village stirs a seasoned reporter, a conceited detective and an overweight IT expert into action, they too always seem to be one step behind the mysterious killer – Hagar. Against the backdrop of a tangled web of deviant sexual practices Hal must rescue his lover before the killer strikes again. In the wilds of the Brecon Beacons National Park an electrifying climax is played out when Hal is forced to confront his deadly rival. A full-throttle thriller effortlessly blending violence, eroticism and suspense, Ctrl-Alt-Delete is both a modern love story and a prophetic tale of intrigue in our ever-distracting machine driven world. A truly gripping debut novel by Dave Lewis.< Less
Welsh Poetry Competition Anthology 2012-2016 By Dave Lewis
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‘Ten Years On’ is a celebration of the best poetry submitted to the international Welsh Poetry Competition between 2012-2016. A diverse look at the world we inhabit - alive, energetic,... More > melodic, unrepentant and moving. This anthology is for all poets who truly feel. For the brave, the exuberant, the feisty, the outrageous and the rule breakers. A chance to revel in the moment and not be afraid. After 10 successful years and nearly 5,000 entries from all over the world the competition is now firmly established on the international literary calendar. This collection contains some formidable poetry, written by established poets as well as many new voices, all of whom were fearless enough to push back the boundaries. The book also includes the judges’ comments by famous Welsh writers John Evans, Sally Spedding and Eloise Williams. ‘Ten Years On’ is a beautiful collection of bright, modern poetry – enjoy!< Less
iCommand By Dave Lewis
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The lives of Hal and Jenny are turned upside down when a deadly serial killer returns to Cardiff. Struggling with love, despair and belonging the cyber-slayer desperately tries to uncover the meaning... More > of existence. From the vibrant capital city to the urban decay of the industrial Welsh heartland a battle will rage that will push everyone to their limits. A moving and exciting finale to Ctrl-Alt-Delete and Raising Skinny Elephants.< Less
Raising Skinny Elephants By Dave Lewis
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Hal Griffiths is in Kenya taking photographs for National Geographic magazine, but cyber slayer Hagar is there too and wants revenge. As the grid begins to close around the serial killer there is... More > another twist in the tail. From the bars of Nairobi to the shoreline of Lake Naivasha and the stunning vista of the Great Rift Valley Hal must once again fight for his life. A first rate sequel to Ctrl-Alt-Delete. Fast action, graphic violence, black comedy and drug-crazed sex – what more could a reader want!< Less
Roadkill By Dave Lewis
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Dave Lewis' eight book is a new collection of contemporary poetry. ‘Dave Lewis’ new work opens with Henry Thoreau’s famous quote, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet... More > desperation”. Very apt in our Twitter-twatter, X-Box-Factor age when apathy, indifference, and resignation is the norm and the – increasingly – lost generation slumber party away their lives wearing Onesies. This book of verse is polemical, confessional, a slap in the face wake-up call, and a much needed challenge to all “those up there” who should have, and could have made it better.’ – John Evans ‘At times witty, at times gritty, Dave Lewis has produced a fascinating collection on human connection. The humour is dark, the love is bright, the poetry is touching, taunting, spewing, galling, tender. Modern life is out there and engulfing but the passion for truth still lives. Roadkill overflows with personality, it’s a roller-coaster ride, and to use the words of the poet “I’m smiling like Tenby”.’ – Eloise Williams< Less
Urban Birdsong By Dave Lewis
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(11 Ratings)
Dave Lewis offers multiple perspectives in this musical travelogue through a modern Wales and beyond. Honest, raw and mysterious. Just when you think you’ve worked it out, a twist, a turn, a... More > sensuous push. This collection is finely honed. From the intimacy of family and friends to lovers and laughable locals, he is obviously well-travelled and a quality of authenticity shines through. The writer’s eye for detail is finely observed and he is not afraid to experiment. The prose pieces are well crafted and show great range and the final poem in the collection is about as perfect as a poem can be – a masterpiece! A writer who teases and taunts us to dismiss him. I have no doubt that his work will go down in history as both avant-garde and revolutionary. No pretentious bullshit here, this is cutting edge stuff. The short story 'Onions' was runner up in the Rhys Davies Competition.< Less
Haiku By Dave Lewis
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(12 Ratings)
Dave Lewis is a unique voice in the poetry world. This new Haiku collection is filled with a range of vivid, often quirky, word pictures. He is adept at making every word count and often goes his own... More > original way, as in a favourite of mine, 'Consultant’s waiting room / the plant in the window / dead…' who else would have the temerity to finish on that single-beat word, dead? His thought-provoking images and surprising last lines take your breath away and will remain with the reader for a long time. - Moira Andrew< Less
Urban Birdsong By Dave Lewis
eBook (PDF): $6.25
(3 Ratings)
Dave Lewis offers multiple perspectives in this musical travelogue through a modern Wales and beyond. Honest, raw and mysterious. Just when you think you’ve worked it out, a twist, a turn, a... More > sensuous push. This collection is finely honed. From the intimacy of family and friends to lovers and laughable locals, he is obviously well-travelled and a quality of authenticity shines through. The writer’s eye for detail is finely observed and he is not afraid to experiment. The prose pieces are well crafted and show great range and the final poem in the collection is about as perfect as a poem can be – a masterpiece! A writer who teases and taunts us to dismiss him. I have no doubt that his work will go down in history as both avant-garde and revolutionary. No pretentious bullshit here, this is cutting edge stuff. The short story 'Onions' was runner up in the Rhys Davies Competition.< Less