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We're an independent gallery bookshop based in Machynlleth, mid Wales. It's our blend of bookshop, selling a carefully selected collection of reads and pick-up-and-flick-through books – and gallery space to inspire you while you're browsing. We host events too, book readings, author talks, photography and art openings. 

The Jeweller - First Thursday - writers in conversation

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The Jeweller - First Thursday - writers in conversation

Author, Caryl Lewis photographed by Keith Morris

Author, Caryl Lewis photographed by Keith Morris

Join celebrated Welsh writer, Caryl Lewis with translator Gwen Davies.
Described as ‘a meditation on the haunting afterlife of the objects we leave behind’, The Jeweller , already a contemporary classic in the original Welsh, Y Gemydd, is treated to a lyrical, muscular translation by Gwen Davies. Now, English-speaking readers have the opportunity to appreciate the full power of Caryl Lewis’s work. Caryl and Gwen will both read from the novel and their conversation will range widely across the opportunities and challenges of a work of fiction taken from its native language to be translated into a dominate/dominating language. In an interview for English Pen, Gwen talks about her relationship to literary translation: https://pentransmissions.com/2019/08/27/against-the-current-an-interview-with-gwen-davies/

Translator: writer, Gwen Davies photographed by Jess Raby

Translator: writer, Gwen Davies photographed by Jess Raby

Language gleams here, even in the darkest moments - a beguiling, mythic tale of redemption.
— Katherine Stansfield

The book’s narrative focuses on Mari who makes a living out of jewellery and house clearances until, in the process of shaping one particularly precious stone, a crisis arrives and the trapped fragments of her own past are released.

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We’ll also be welcoming the artist Teresa Jenellen, whose painting used for the book’s cover inevitably adds yet another intriguing layer to its reception.