The TV, radio and newspapers weren't calling it genocide. It was as though they were keeping the word for more important things. The word was too strong. Too strong for Africa.
While stocks last! Set up a gift subscription and receive a free, limited edition bone-china mug to celebrate the centenary of the birth of RS Thomas this year.
Shetlanders have had a thing for fire since the 1840s, when the burning of barrels marked the end of Yuletide. These days, Up Helly Aa is the largest fire festival in Europe and is celebrated in Lerwick on the last Tuesday in January.
Al Lewis’ single puts a Welsh spin on Sufjan Stevens’ Christmas songs
Rob Mimpriss heard former and current Archbishops Rowan Williams and Barry Morgan discuss RS Thomas’ faith with Prof M Wynn Thomas at Swansea last month
Mari Ellis Dunning was at the launch of mountaineer and nature writer Jim Perrin’s debut short story collection at Aberystwyth Arts Centre bookshop
Coherent but unambitious book on painter Claudia completes a pair of monographs on the artist-couple Claudia Williams and Gwilym Prichard. Amy McCauley argues that this book is a missed opportunity to analyse and contextualise the work of an artist who has lived as she has painted, with passion and integrity ...more>>>
'Isn't that how life is for you?': In his recent review of Sarah Waters' Fingersmith, writer and critic Matt Thorne describes her as 'not simply one of our best historical novelists, but one of our best novelists'. When I met her, Waters offered a slightly wryer perspective on such critical acclaim... ...more>>>