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Independent Wales
Independence Commission

With its own Senedd and legislative powers, Wales is already on a journey towards independence. This report by the Independence Commission charts the next steps.

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Jack
Marilynne Robinson

Louis sometime after World War II, Jack falls in love with Della Miles, an African-American high school teacher, also a preacher's child, with a discriminating mind, a generous spirit and an independent will. Their fraught, beautiful story is one of Robinson's greatest achievements.

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Abstainer
Ian McGuire

It's no less than a tight 'n spare 'n suspense-filled noir novel, masterfully set in 1860s Britain and America. And like all superb historical novels, it seems as modern and as contemporary as this morning.' Richard Ford Praise for The North Water, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016 'Brilliant, fast-paced, gripping. A tour de force of narrative tension and a masterful reconstruction of a lost world' Hilary Mantel 'Utterly convincing and compelling…

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Mantel Pieces
Hilary Mantel

A collection of essays and memoir from twice Booker Prize winner and international bestseller Hilary Mantel

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Those who are Loved
Victoria Hislop

The NEW Sunday Times Number One bestseller from Victoria Hislop, author of multi-million-copy bestsellers, including The Island, The Sunrise and Cartes Postales from Greece.

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So you think you've got problems
Alex Bellos

Everything is at stake in this compendium of more than 150 ingenious puzzles, selected to reveal the wonderful diversity of brainteasers that have confounded and intrigued solvers for the last thousand years.

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Rummage
Emily Cockayne

The touching, funny and heartwarming new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Stop Time and Reasons to Stay Alive

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The Body
Bill Bryson

In the small town of Crozon in Brittany, a library houses manuscripts that were rejected for publication: the faded dreams of aspiring writers. Visiting while on holiday, young editor Delphine Despero is thrilled to discover a novel so powerful that she feels compelled to bring it back to Paris to publish it. The book is a sensation, prompting fevered interest in the identity of its author - apparently one Henri Pick, a now-deceased pizza chef from Crozon.

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Rummage
Emily Cockayne

Rummage tells the overlooked story of our throwaway past. Emily Cockayne extracts glittering gems from the rubbish pile of centuries past and introduces us to the visionaries, crooks and everyday do-gooders who have shaped the material world we live in today - like the fancy ladies of the First World War who turned dog hair into yarn, or the Victorian gentlemen selling pianofortes made from papier-mache, or the hapless public servants coaxing people into giving up their railings for the greater good. In this original and fascinating new history, Cockayne illuminates our relationship to our rubbish: from the simple question of how we reuse and recycle things (and which is better), to all the weird and wonderful ways it's been done in the past.

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The Body
Bill Bryson

A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this new book is an instant classic. It will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again. 'What I learned is that we are infinitely more complex and wondrous, and often more mysterious, than I had ever suspected.

There really is no story more amazing than the story of us.' Bill Bryson

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A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom
John Boyne

Ambitious, far-reaching and mythic, it introduces a group of characters whose lives we will come to know and will follow through time and space until they reach their natural conclusion.

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Just So you Know

This collection is an open invitation. It is a bringing together of previously untold perspectives: creative essays with no hard lines or prescriptive margins. No normative spotlights, only an open space to speak, and be heard.

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The 3 Molas
Poems about Cameroon
Mike Jenkins
Eric Ngalle Charles
Ifor ap Glyn

The 3 Molas by Mike Jenkins, Ifor ap Glyn and Eric Ngalle Charles is a poetic record of their visit to Cameroon in October 2018.

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Worn by Tools and Time
Ioan Lord

A bilingual short history of the mining industry in mid Wales and its roll in developing the metal industry in Britain, from a very visual perspective.

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The Natural Health Service
Isabel Hardman

The bestselling author and award-winning journalist investigates how nature and exercise can boost mental wellbeing.

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Mary L Trump
Too much and Never Enough

The extraordinary inside story from Donald Trump's only niece of the factors that helped make the US president into the world's most dangerous man

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After the End
Clare Mackintosh

A stunning new novel from Clare Mackintosh, the number one bestselling author of I Let You Go, I See You and Let Me Lie

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Gemau
Mared Lewis

Mae 'Gemau' yn trafod pwnc sydd yn agos at galon yr awdur, sef dementia. Roedd aelod o'r teulu yn dioddef o'r cyflwr felly mae'n medru sgwennu o brofiad ac yn deall yr hyn mae'r cymeriadau yn y nofel yn mynd trwyddyn nhw, sef Rose, Cleif ei gŵr, a'i merch Nina.

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Plant a phobl ifanc
Children and Young People

Branwen

Portread graffig o ail gangen y Mabinogion - Branwen, ferch Llŷr. Nod y llyfr yw cyflwyno pobl ifanc i storïau'r Mabinogion ac ailadrodd y straeon hynod weledol ac emosiynol hyn i gynulleidfa gyfoes gan ddefnyddio gwaith celf sy'n deillio o arteffactau hanesyddol.

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Wilde
Eloise Williams

A contemporary adventure featuring witches and curses, from the author of }Seaglass{ and }Gaslight{ (which won the Wales Arts Review's Young People's Book of the Year).

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Argymell / Recommend

Be my Guest
Priya Basil

A meditation on the meaning and limits of hospitality today, from the shortlisted author of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize

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The Green Bridge

A selection of 25 short stories by Anglo-Welsh writers, reflecting both humour and satire, love and war, with industrial and rural settings, and aristocratic and lowly characters encompassing 20th century writing from Caradoc Evans to Clare Morgan.

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The Warlow Experiment
Alix Nathan

A scientist in the 1790s looking at the effects of prolonged solitude finds a semi-literate labourer with a family to feed who is willing to participate in his experiment. Meanwhile, the servants are energised and rebellious due to events across the channel. Set to be enjoyed by readers of Hilary Mantel and Francis Spufford.

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Footnotes to Water
Zoe Skoulding

In "Footnotes to Water", poet Zoë Skoulding follows two forgotten rivers, the Adda in Bangor and the Bièvre in Paris, and tracks the literary hoofprints of sheep through Welsh mountains. In these journeys she reveals urban and rural locales as sites of lively interconnection, exploring the ways in which place shapes and is shaped by language.

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On The Red Hill
Mike Parker

'A moving story of love, tradition and landscape.' Evening Standard, 'Books of the Year' 'A moving, multilayered memoir… extraordinary, ambitious…

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Murenger
Jon Gower

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#Futuregen
Jane Davidson

The story of how one small nation responded to global climate issues by radically rethinking public policy for future generations

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Small Great Things
Jodi Picoult

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Wal
Mari Emlyn

Wrth i Siân geisio ysgrifennu, daw toriad i'r trydan. Yn y tywyllwch, mae'n hel meddyliau am Simon Kaltenbach, ei chymydog, sydd wedi adeiladu wal fawr hyll rhwng y ddau dŷ. Mae hyn yn ei harwain i gofio ei magwrfa a'r waliau fu'n gymaint rhwystr yn ei phlentyndod. Beth ddigwyddodd i'w brawd, Gareth? Pam nad oedd Siân yn hoffi Anti Rita?

Llyfr arbennig Eirian

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RHESYMAU DROS AROS YN FYW
Matt Haig

Dyma stori wir am sut gwnaeth Matt Haig oresgyn argyfwng, trechu afiechyd meddwl a fu bron â'i ddinistrio a dysgu sut i fyw unwaith eto. Llyfr teimladwy, doniol a llawen - mae "Rhesymau Dros Aros yn Fyw" yn fwy na chofiant. Mae'n llyfr am wneud y gorau o'ch amser ar y ddaear.

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O'r Cysgodion
Heiddwen Tomos

Nofel ysgubol sy'n cynnig golwg newydd ar un o ddigwyddiadau mawr bywyd - marwolaeth. Mae'n llawn dagrau, direidi a dathlu, ond yn bennaf oll, mae'n gorlifo â chariad.

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Tir na n-Og shortlist for 2020,

This is the which is the prize for the best original books for children and young people.

The shortlist includes 3 Welsh language, primary, secondary school and 3 English language books. Congratulations to the authors.
Excellent books worth a read whatever your age.