Issue 8,

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New Welsh Review 8, Spring 1990


There is no editorial in this issue (Belinda Humfrey)


New from the Land of Youth by Sally Roberts Jones
Sally Roberts Jones charts the development of Anglo-Welsh children's literature.
Interview with Alison Morgan by Joan Walmsley
Joan Walmsley talks to Alison Morgan about the social criticism present in her books, how she finds time to write and character development.
How I Began... by Susan Cooper
Susan Cooper on the influence of her grandparents and their home, Aberdovey, on her writing career.
Welsh Magic and Jenny Nimmo by Marcus Crouch
Marcus Crouch looks at the magic in Jenny Nimmo's books and draws comparisons with Nesbit.
An American Hero in Welsh Fantasy by Norma Bagnall
The author explores the broad influence that The Mabinogion has had on stories in Britain and America, with a particular focus on American writer Lloyd Alexander and Alan Garner.
The Undefined Boundary by Peter J Foss
Peter J Foss looks at the converging worlds in the early novels of Alan Garner.
A Lesson in History by Nicholas Le Mesurier
The author explores the presence of the past in the novels of Penelope Lively.
Margaret Jones: Images for Words by Belinda Humfrey
Belinda Humfrey looks at the career of illustrator Margaret Jones, who was '...born to illustrate the Mabinogion'.
Interview with Tony Curtis by Robert Minhinnick
Robert Minhinnick talks to Tony Curtis about the theme of death in his poems, his relationship with America and his competitive nature.
Tony Curtis: An Appreciation by Anne Stevenson
Anne Stevenson celebrates Tony Curtis's poetry and finds that his chief gift is to '...redeem the commonplace by enriching it with a personal mixture of compassionate love and accuracy'.
History Books by Tony Brown
The author looks at the main themes of Tony Curtis's poetry: human fragility, a sense of continuity through time and the human capacity for survival.
i nv spo n : 1) 2 mi f / by G O Jones
G O Jones talks about his relationship with the Welsh language and his father's development of an English phonetic shorthand, ABBREVIA.


Prologue to Whitethrone Keep by Rose Flint


Poems by :
Felicia Inchingolo
Christine Evans
Val Moore
Jennifer Farley


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Welsh Celtic Myth in Modern Fantasy by C W Sullivan III
Published by Greenwood Press
ISBN 183pp £35.90
Reviewed by Peter Hunt
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People of the Black Mountains, Vol, 1, 'The Beginning' by Raymond Williams
Published by Chatto & Windus
ISBN 361pp £13.95
Reviewed by Peter Widdowson
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Yesterday in Village Church and Churchyard by Donald Gregory
Published by Gomer
ISBN pb 102pp £5.95
Reviewed by Barbara Dennis
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Australians From Wales by Lewis Lloyd
Published by Gwynedd Archives and Museums Services
ISBN pb 282pp £12.50
Reviewed by Michael Richards
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The Looters by Robert Minhinnick
Published by Seren
ISBN pb 72pp £4.95
Reviewed by Ian Gregson
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Bitter Fame: A Life of Sylvia Plath by Anne Stevenson
Published by Viking
ISBN pb 413pp £15.95
Reviewed by Linda Anderson
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A Sea in the Desert by Leslie Norris
Published by Seren
ISBN pb 64pp £4.95
Reviewed by James A Davies
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Collected Poems 1948-1984 by Derek Walcott
Published by Faber
ISBN pb 516pp £8.99
Reviewed by Stewart Brown
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