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30 years of great women's writing


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"We love celebrating both Welsh writing and women's writing - no place does this better than the wonderful Honno press!" Welsh Writers' Trust

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Snow Sisters by Carol Lovekin

Two sisters, their grandmother's old house and Angharad... the girl who cannot leave.

"This is a novel of magic, of potent spells, and of great beauty. Lovekin's prose soars like the birds who see everything"
Louise Beech

"Lyrical, evocative and crafted with magic, Carol Lovekin's writing is utterly enchanting"
Amanda Jennings

"A many-layered collage of women's voices, shifting leaves and birdsong... A small world beautifully drawn"
Su Bristow

From the author of Ghostbird "Charming, quirky, magical" Joanne Harris

First published by Honno in September 2017

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A Hundred Tiny Threads by Judith Barrow

It takes more than just love to make a marriage... It's 1911 and Winifred Duffy is a determined young woman eager for a life beyond the grocer's shop counter. The Great War intervenes leaving her facing difficult choices in love and life.

Praise for previous novels in the Howarth family series:
"Not... an ordinary romance but a book that deals with important issues which are still relevant today" Historical Novels Review

First published by Honno in August 2017

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The House With Old Furniture by Helen Lewis

Evie thinks she has left the dead behind: The ghosts of a century's worth of secrets and betrayals are coming home to Pengarrow...

Evie has lost her eldest son, Jesse, to gang violence. Leaving the house he grew up in is pulling apart the few strings left holding her heart together. Only the desire to be there for her younger boy, Finn, impels Evie to West Wales and the ancient house her husband is sure will heal their wounds.

First published by Honno in July 2017

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Not Thomas by Sara Gethin

Tomos is 5 and lives with his mother. He longs to return to the place he thinks of as home. His mum has said not to answer the door to the men, so behind his chair Tomos waits, small and quiet.

"This novel should be printed on plastic paper so that the reader's ample tears don't blot the paper. Sara Gethin has given us an undeniably memorable character in Tomos, a lovable boy living in the most brutal poverty and abject neglect... A deeply convincing novel that surges with emotion and compassion in equal measure."
Jon Gower, author, producer and former BBC Wales arts & media correspondent

" Heart-wrenching, captivating and beautiful... a poignant portrayal of a hostile world depicted through the eyes of a child. Gethin writes with profound depth and compassion in this exceptionally moving and powerful novel."
Caroline Busher, author

First published by Honno in June 2017

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Light Switches are my Kryptonite by Crystal Jeans

Sylvester is a frightened, brave, compassionate young man with an OCD problem. He spends a lot of time in his room, muttering his mantras and gluing glitter to the light switches. Join him, his fragile friend Patty and his father on a ride through paranoia, drink and psychedelia.

"...an amazing piece of literary ventriloquism; convincing, moving, funny, flawlessly sustained, and utterly compelling." Niall Griffiths

"Think Caitlin Moran in Gabalfa, Cardiff - dysfunctionality made humorous and page-turningly entertaining and moving." Prof Tony Curtis

From the author of The Vegetarian Tigers of Paradise.

First published by Honno in April 2017

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Remember No More by Jan Newton

The first DS Kite novel

Newly promoted DS Julie Kite has left urban Manchester and its inner city problems for a new life in tranquil mid-Wales and a new start for her marriage. But on her first day she is thrust into the centre of a murder investigation.

"A rare treat from a fine storyteller"
Fflur Dafydd

First published by Honno in March 2017

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Honno is a publisher well worth following. It concentrates on the work of women of Welsh descent or connection, a sort of Celtic Virago, and is developing a very impressive modern fiction list. Writers in Oxford Newsletter

I think there might be a bit of a fight the next time that we get something from Honno and I'd certainly like to thank them for sending this book to the Bookbag

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