Two Nonsense Stories

by Edward Lear images by Gillian Martin The Story of the Four Little Children Who Went Round the World and The History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-Popple by Edward Lear In addition to the well-loved limericks, alphabets and songs, Edward Lear wrote only...

The Mare’s Tale

by Catriona Urquhart images by Clive Hicks-Jenkins In 2001, Newport Museum and Art Gallery housed a major exhibition of the paintings and drawings of Clive Hicks-Jenkins. Though partly retrospective, the main part of the exhibition was a sequence of work entitled The...

The Laugharne Poems

by Dylan Thomas images by John Petts  Preface by Lynn Hughes There are many places which claim Dylan Thomas as 'theirs' -- whether it is the village in which he grew up, the London cafés and pubs that he frequented, New York where he was idolised — but Laugharne,...

The Last Poems of Alice Meynell

by Alice Meynell images by Robin Tanner in 1923 with drawings by Robin Tanner made in the 1920s Poems by Alice Meynell line drawings by Robin Tanner The delightful images were drawn (at the behest of Wilfrid Meynell, the poet's husband and publisher) directly on the...

The Flute of Sardonyx

by Edmund John images by Nicholas Wilde  with an introduction written by Nicholas Wilde This collection of poems first appeared in 1913 but has fallen, perhaps understandably but undeservedly, into oblivion. Edmund John's poetry has a sensuous beauty and the...