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THE REBECCA RIOTER: In Review

Listening and laughing to our latest Classic

The Rebecca Rioter by Amy Dillwyn is based around the well-known (at least in Wales) riots where male rioters notoriously dressed as women to attack toll-gates. The narration of this story is done by Edward Llewelyn who was a perfect fit for immersing listeners into South Wales in the early 19th Century.

CAMBRIAN PICTURES: In Review

An epic read with many rewards

At the start of April the postman laboured towards my house with the latest book in the Welsh Women’s Classic series. This giant tome contained three volumes of Ann of Swansea’s (or Ann Julia Hatton’s) Cambrian Pictures, an epic series set in North Wales.

SPRING'S GREEN SHADOW: In Review

Stepping into the new season with a lively coming of age story

The daffodils are bursting from the ground and there are hints of sunshine peaking through the residual winter rainclouds, the perfect time to pick up Spring’s Green Shadow by Cecily Mackworth, a coming of age story set in rural Wales and Paris.

HERE ARE LOVERS: In Review

February's Classic is a tragic romance with a touch of revolution

With love hearts strewn around every corner, romance in February can be a toe-curling month for a cynical reader like myself. Here Are Lovers, by Hilda Vaughan offered the perfect compromise with a tragic love story woven around revolution, politics and the Welsh countryside.

Honno signs new book by Stevie Davies

Honno is excited to announce that we have signed prize-winning author Stevie Davies’ next novel Earthly Creatures

From one of Wales’ most prolific contemporary novelists, Earthly Creatures is a compelling story of German women’s resistance to Nazism, a viewpoint often underexplored in Second World War fiction.

The Hindu Bard: In Review

January's classic pick is a blissful start to our reading challenge

Not being a natural poetry reader, I started the Classics Reading Challenge with a degree of apprehension, as our January title is the small but mighty Hindu Bard, a collection of poems by Dorothy Bonarjee. After cracking the spine, I quickly discovered that my reservations were unwarranted.

Honno Signs Meredith Miller's new book Fall River

Honno is excited to announce that we have signed Meredith Miller’s third novel Fall River, a dark, psychological mystery set against the backdrop of the strange pull of the River Tamar.

Honno is excited to announce that we have signed Meredith Miller’s third novel Fall River, a dark, psychological mystery set against the backdrop of the strange pull of the River Tamar.

New book from Sophie Buchaillard Signed

Honno is excited to announce that we have signed Sophie Buchaillard’s next novel Assimilation

Honno is excited to announce that we have signed Sophie Buchaillard’s next novel Assimilation, one family's story set against the backdrop of some of the biggest political and humanitarian events of the century.

Rebecca Roberts' new book for an English language audience

Honno is excited to announce the signing of Rebecca Roberts’ latest novel, The Rituals.

Honno is excited to announce the signing of Rebecca Roberts’ latest novel, The Rituals. Following the story of celebrant Gwawr, Roberts weaves a narrative that explores themes of love, loss and trust as Gwawr performs naming ceremonies, weddings and funerals in her community.

Honno signs Crow Face, Doll Face

Honno is excited to announce the signing of Carly Holmes’ new novel

Honno is excited to announce the signing of Carly Holmes’ new novel, Crow Face, Doll Face, an uncanny story about Annie, mother of four, unhappily married and drowning in domestic servitude, who wonders what her life could have been had she not had children.

Tiding - The Winter of 1963

Siân Collins explores the inspiration behind her latest novel

We invited author Siân Collins to talk to us about the true story behind the chilling setting of her latest novel, Tiding.

Kathy Biggs Signs Next Novel with Honno

Author of The Luck will be publishing her second novel this June

Honno is excited to announce that we have signed Kathy Biggs’ second novel Scrap. A pacy story that follows Mackie, foster-carer to his two grand-daughters, and working in a scrap yard. One day he finds a young boy with clairvoyant powers, seemingly abandoned in an old Merc and suddenly life gets a lot more interesting.

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