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Family of British writers, comprising the brothers John Cowper Powys (1872-1963), whose novels, such as Wolf Solent (1929), glorify nature; Theodore Francis Powys (1875-1953), who wrote allegorical novels, such as Mr. Weston's Good Wine (1927); and Llewelyn Powys (1884-1939), known primarily for his essays.
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(Placename) a county in E Wales, formed in 1974 from most of Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, and Radnorshire. Administrative centre: Llandrindod Wells. Pop: 129 300 (2003 est). Area: 5077 sq km (1960 sq miles)


1. (Biography) John Cowper (ˈkuːpə). 1872–1963, British novelist, essayist, and poet, who spent much of his life in the US. His novels include Wolf Solent (1929), A Glastonbury Romance (1932), and Owen Glendower (1940)
2. (Biography) his brother, Llewelyn. 1884–1939, British essayist and journalist
3. (Biography) his brother, T(heodore) F(rancis). 1875–1953, British novelist and short-story writer, noted for such religious fables as Mr Weston's Good Wine (1927) and Unclay (1931)
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John Cowper, 1872–1963, English author.
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Noun1.Powys - British writer of essays; one of three literary brothers (1884-1939)
2.Powys - British writer of allegorical novels; one of three literary brothers (1875-1953)
3.Powys - British writer of novels about nature; one of three literary brothers (1872-1963)
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THE validity of controversial plans to reorganise secondary education in Powys have been called into question after documents revealed a PS12.5m funding shortfall.
THREE hundred guests will attend this year's Powys Business Awards being held at Dering Lines in Brecon, courtesy of the Army Infantry Battle School and Sodexo.
TEENAGE goalkeeper Reece Ottley has signed for Dinas Powys.
BRECON Pharmaceuticals scooped the main prize at the inaugural Powys Business Awards.
The email error came after an officer emailed colleagues with details including a list of eight people based in Powys, including their names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses.
North and Mid Wales medallists from Welsh Schools Track & Field Championships, Junior boys: 200m 2 George Thomas (Powys) 24.24; 300m 1 Thomas 37.11 (CBP); 800m 2 Iolo James (Eryri) 2-05.52; 1,500m 2 Oliver Barbaresi (Eryri) 4-21.49, 3 Michael Parry (NE Wales) 4-23.37; HJ 2 Michael Sturgess (NEW) 1.65, 3 Deio Hughes (Eryri) 1.55.
A spate of accidents at the "Swan bend", on Cardiff Road, Dinas Powys, has prompted residents and local councils to call for an investigation into measures to improve safety.
PEOPLE in Powys can have their say on their council's school/college transport policy at a meeting at County Hall, Llandrindod Wells on Tuesday, September 15.
GORCHYMYN CEFNFFYRDD YR A470, YR A40, YR A479 A'R A483 (CORYTON, CAERDYDD I LANDDEWI, POWYS) (GWAHARDD CERBYDAU DROS DRO) 201-MAE GWEINIDOGION CYMRU yn bwriadu gwneud Gorchymyn o dan adran 14 o Ddeddf Rheoleiddio Traffig Ffyrdd 1984 ymhen dim llai na 7 niwrnod i ddyddiad yr Hysbysiad hwn.
YOUNG golfers from mid and north Powys battled it out in an annual mini competition.
ELISABETH Millard, from Dinas Powys and Penarth Tenants and Residents Group, handed a 300-signature petition to Councillor Val Hartrey at the Dinas Powys Village Show on Saturday, September 4.
The Powys Business Awards are being launched by Mid Wales Manufacturing Group and main sponsor Powys County Council to highlight and celebrate business successes across all sectors.