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Horace Burp,

  Lizard Boy

by Christine Tennent

*Finalist in the 

Wishing Shelf Awards 2016*

Category 2 Books for 6 – 8 Year Olds

Horace Burp 

Book Two will be along in a minute...!



***New Title***


The Driftwood Tree

by John Benn &

Catherine Edmunds




Gustav Holst

the Man and his Music

by Michael Short



***Coming Soon***



An Abridged History of

The Trades and Labour


by Terry McCarthy

New Edition





Guest publication


CORBYN: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics

by Richard Seymour



Guest publication:

The Prostitute State


The Prostitute State

by Donnachadh McCarthy





The meeting place of eight poets

*eight of the best from the Earlyworks Press Poetry Collection Competition*


Georges Perec is my hero

by Caron Freeborn

*Winner of the Earlyworks Press Poetry Collection Competition, 2014*



The Love Song of Daphnis & Chloe

and 5 Dafydd ap Gwilym poems

Nigel Humphreys

Bucolic shenanigans on the Island of Lesbos

Poet Nigel Humphreys has done something unique and surprising with the ancient text of Daphnis & Chloe, taking a rambling 2nd century prose narrative and transforming it into an epic poem in the oral tradition of Ancient Greece. 

The setting is Lesbos, where the pastoral idyll of the two young lovers becomes a rollicking good read, with marauding pirates, kidnappings, monsters, deceits and intrigues, all played out against a background of dangerous lust, and war between city states. The gods are forever meddling of course, but usually to good effect as naïve Daphnis struggles to have his way with his innocent childhood sweetheart, Chloe.

Daphnis & Chloe is complemented in this edition by five new Dafydd ap Gwylim translations, which Humphreys has returned to the original cywydd form in order to recapture the colour and humour of the 14th century Welsh troubadour poet.

Let love take care of all



About the author







Nigel Humphreys lives with Chris his wife and pet Labrador Lucy near Aberystwyth. He has had three collections of poetry published by Arbor Vitae Press (London) – ‘The Hawk’s Mewl’ in in 2007, ‘The Flavour of Parallel’ 2010 and ‘Of Moment’ in 2013. For the last twelve years he has been irretrievably involved with the poetry scene at The University Arts Centre and is a member of the Welsh Academy and Literature Wales.

Edited by Catherine Edmunds.  Cover art © 2015 Catherine Edmunds

The launch took place on September 2015 in Aberystwyth. 

Daphnis and Chloe launch invite

A (literally) beautiful review by R J Dent

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