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CollectionsYour library (5,651), To read (314), All collections (5,651)

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Tagspolitics (754), science fiction (567), humour (494), literary criticism (433), Welsh writing in English (402), translated (373), satire (354), Wales (347), fantasy (338), poetry (325) — see all tags


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About mePhD in 1930s Welsh Literature. Senior Lecturer in English, Media and Cultural Studies in a central English university. Keen fencer, cyclist and trades union activist.
The reader (right) is life-size and above an archway at Vilnius University, Lithuania

"To all appearance the Irish really have no sexual life, beyond the minimum necessary to perpetuate their cantankerous species." Ussher, The Face and Mind of Ireland, 1949.

About my libraryWelsh lit, working-class lit, hard s-f, lit fiction, history, socialism, Irish politics, UK/European/US politics, modern poetry, critical/literary theory all sorts of other stuff except crime/horror. I collect Left Book Club books.

Groups20th Century British Realism, Anglo-Welsh Literature, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, BBC Radio 4 Listeners, E. F. Benson, Graduate Students, Progressive & Liberal!, Science Fiction Fans, The Academy, TinyCat



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Real nameAidan

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Member sinceDec 2, 2006

Currently readingThe Crystal Prison by Robin Jarvis
Welsh Phrases for Learners by Leonard Hayles
Bonfires on the Hillside: An Eyewitness Account of Political Upheaval in Northern Ireland by James Kelly
"O.M." A Memoir by Sir Alfred T. Davies (ed.)

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