They are caught between two of Glasgow's housing estates, where young working-class men divide themselves along sectarian lines, and fight territorial battles for the sake of reputation. They should be sworn enemies if they're to be seen as men at all, and yet they become best friends as they find a sanctuary in the doocot that James has built for his prize racing pigeons. As they begin to fall in love, they dream of escaping the grey city, and Mungo must work hard to hide his true self from all those around him, especially from his elder brother Hamish, a local gang leader with a brutal reputation to uphold.
Mae nofel gyntaf yr awdures Caryl Lewis yn yr iaith Saesneg yn llawn awyrgylch cyfrin. Dyma stori gariad am ferch ifanc o Gymraes a mapiwr o Syria. Mae'r testun yn gyfoethog o ran hud, dirgelwch a swyn y môr.
Dyma stori liwgar arall am Cadi, a'i brawd bach, Mabon. Y tro hwn mae'r ddau'n cael eu cipio ar long oddi ar draeth yn Sir Benfro, ac yn dysgu gwers bwysig iawn: ni ddylid barnu pobl yn ôl eu golwg. Ond sut maen nhw'n llwyddo i ddianc rhag yr octopws anferth? Llyfr bendigedig, clawr caled.
Stryffaglu trwy ei hugeiniau yn Llundain mae Lydia, yn difaru'r nosweithiau meddw, yn pendroni dros decsts, yn trio'i gorau i beidio cyrraedd yn hwyr i'w gwaith. Mae ganddi berthynas gymhleth â Chymru. Ymhell o adra, mae hi'n cwestiynu ei hunaniaeth a sut mae hi'n gweld ei hun fel Cymraes yn y byd.
Dyma ddilyniant i Y Düwch a Y Dial yr olaf yn y drioleg o nofelau ditectif cignoeth Jon Gower. Mae perthynas Tom Tom a Freeman wedi blodeuo ac maen nhwn dechrau trefnu eu dyfodol. Pan aiff nai Tom Tom ar goll mae'n teithio i'r Alban i chwilio am y myfyriwr, gan fynd i fyd tywyll a threisgar iawn.
The Philosophy of Modern Song is Bob Dylan's first book of new writing since 2004's Chronicles: Volume One - and since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016.
Dylan, who began working on the book in 2010, offers his extraordinary insight into the nature of popular music. He writes over 60 essays focusing on songs by other artists, spanning from Stephen Foster to Elvis Costello, and in between ranging from Hank Williams to Nina Simone. He analyses what he calls the trap of easy rhymes, breaks down how the addition of a single syllable can diminish a song and even explains how bluegrass relates to heavy metal. These essays are written in Dylan's unique prose. They are mysterious and mercurial, poignant and profound, and often laugh-out-loud funny. And while they are ostensibly about music, they are really meditations and reflections on the human condition. Running throughout the book are nearly 150 carefully curated photos as well as a series of dream-like riffs that, taken together, resemble an epic poem and add to the work's transcendence.
In 2020, with the release of his outstanding album Rough and Rowdy Ways, Dylan became the first artist to have an album hit the Billboard Top 40 in each decade since the 1960s. The Philosophy of Modern Song contains much of what he has learned about his craft in all those years and, like everything that Dylan does, it is a momentous artistic achievement.
Mae The Art of Music yn disgrifio'r modd y cyflwynwyd cerddoriaeth a cherddorion Cymru yng nghyd-destun esblygiad hunan-ddelwedd y Cymry, ac yng nghyd-destun dylanwad cerddoriaeth ar ganfyddiadau allanol o Gymreictod o fewn Prydain a'r byd yn ehangach.
Mae'r pwysau'n cynyddu ar Greg Heffley. Mae ei fam yn credu bod gemau cyfrifiadur yn troi ei frên yn sdwnsh. Felly mae hi am i'w mab roi'r gemau heibio a darganfod ei ochr greadigol. Ac os nad ydy hynny'n ddigon i godi braw ar rywun, mae hi bron yn Galan Gaeaf ac mae pethau'n dychryn Greg o bob cyfeiriad. Caiff syniad pan ddaw o hyd i fag o fferins siâp pryfed genwair.
Mae Red Dragons yn adrodd hanes pêl-droed Cymru o'i ddechreuadau yn yr 19eg ganrif. Edrychir ar gymeriadau, dadleuon a datblygiadau'r clybiau a'r chwaraewyr, ac yn bennaf, y tîm cenedlaethol. Argraffiad newydd wedi'i ddiweddaru ar gyfer 2022.
'An incredibly important book . . . a beautifully crafted, compelling story . . . which will undoubtedly break your heart but also make it sing' - Mike Gayle
Two children trapped in the same attic, almost a century apart, bound by a secret.
1907: Twelve-year-old Celestine spends most of his time locked in an attic room of a large house by the sea. Taken from his homeland and treated as an unpaid servant, he dreams of his family in Africa even if, as the years pass, he struggles to remember his mother's face, and sometimes his real name . . .
Decades later, Lowra, a young orphan girl born into wealth and privilege, will find herself banished to the same attic. Lying under the floorboards of the room is an old porcelain doll, an unusual beaded claw necklace and, most curiously, a sentence etched on the wall behind an old cupboard, written in an unidentifiable language. Artefacts that will offer her a strange kind of comfort, and lead her to believe that she was not the first child to be imprisoned there . . .
Lola Jaye has created a hauntingly powerful, emotionally charged and unique dual-narrative novel about family secrets, love and loss, identity and belonging, seen through the lens of Black British History in The Attic Child.
'This is important storytelling about issues of race and privilege . . . that will stay with me for a long time' - Tracy Chevalier
'Just brilliant' - Dorothy Koomson
'Powerful and emotional' - Lisa Jewell
Over 15 years ago, The Big Issue began to ask well-known figures from the worlds of entertainment, politics, literature, business and more, one simple question:
If you could write a letter to your younger self, what would it say?
This collection of 70 inspiring, moving and honest interviews includes Billie Piper on feeling burnt out, Monica Ali on self-belief, Mica Paris on sudden loss, Nancy Sinatra on marrying young, Fearne Cotton on battling imposter syndrome, Alesha Dixon on risk-taking and so much more.
ALL ROYALTIES FROM SALES OF THIS BOOK GO TO THE BIG ISSUE.
My name is Gary. I'm a thirty-year-old legal assistant with a firm of solicitors in London. To describe me as anonymous would be unfair but to notice me other than in passing would be a rarity. I did make a good connection with a girl, but that blew up in my face and smacked my arse with a fish slice.
Gary Thorn goes for a pint with a work acquaintance called Brendan. When Brendan leaves early, Gary meets a girl in the pub. He doesn't catch her name, but falls for her anyway. When she suddenly disappears without saying goodbye, all Gary has to remember her by is the book she was reading: The Satsuma Complex. But when Brendan goes missing, Gary needs to track down the girl he now calls Satsuma to get some answers.
And so begins Gary's quest, through the estates and pie shops of South London, to finally bring some love and excitement into his unremarkable life...
A page-turning story with a cast of unforgettable characters, The Satsuma Complex is the brilliantly funny first novel by bestselling author and comedian Bob Mortimer.