A Writer's House in Wales (Google eBook)

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National Geographic Books, Jun 15, 2011 - Travel - 192 pages
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Through an exploration of her country home in Wales, acclaimed travel writer Jan Morris discovers the heart of her fascinating country and what it means to be Welsh. Trefan Morys, Morris's home between the sea and mountains of the remote northwest corner of Wales, is the 18th-century stable block of her former family house nearby. Surrounding it are the fields and outbuildings, the mud, sheep, and cattle of a working Welsh farm.


She regards this modest building not only as a reflection of herself and her life, but also as epitomizing the small and complex country of Wales, which has defied the world for centuries to preserve its own identity. Morris brilliantly meditates on the beams and stone walls of the house, its jumbled contents, its sounds and smells, its memories and inhabitants, and finally discovers the profoundest meanings of Welshness.
  

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Review: Writer's House in Wales

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

I love this series from National Geographic. And I love that I only paid $1 for this book! Each book in the series is a whole world - or rather, it is seeing the entire world from one locale. For each ... Read full review

Review: A Writer's House in Wales

User Review  - Michelle Gartner - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book, but I doubt I would recommend it to my friends. It really is about a house in Wales, and this book would not suit everyone's tastes, to put it gently... it might in fact bore most people to tears. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE
A House in Wales
CHAPTER TWO
A Welsh House
CHAPTER THREE
A Writers House
CHAPTER FOUR
A Writers House in Wales
Note on the Welsh Language
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
UPCOMING TITLES IN THE SERIES
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Jan Morris, who has been writing about the world for fifty years, is the author of Coronation Everest, Venice, and Manhattan 45, among many other books. She lives in Wales.

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