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The Companion Guide to Wales (Paperback) Loot Price: R498 Discovery Miles 4 980
The Companion Guide to Wales (Paperback): David Barnes
The Companion Guide to Wales (Paperback): David Barnes

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The Companion Guide to Wales (Paperback)

David Barnes

Series: Companion Guides

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The question posed to the author once by a prospective visitor to Wales - "What is there to see?" - is not susceptible of a short, or quick, answer. For the delights of Wales are cumulative and understated: a succession of small country churches rather than great city cathedrals, a labyrinth of byways away from the few highways, details of vernacular architecture rather than grand edifices, the thirteenth-century Edwardian castles being the exception that proves this rule. A cultural tradition rooted in the austerity and erudition of the Celtic saints, a tradition more confirmed than repudiated by the Reformation, is best appreciated by lovers of small things. Wales is a country where small is beautiful. For although the juggernaut of globalisation may be threatening the Welsh way of life with extinction, in the words of a contemporary Welsh folk anthem: "In spite of everything, we're still here." DAVID BARNES is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and teaches at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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Imprint: Companion Guides
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Companion Guides
Release date: 1970
First published: June 2005
Authors: David Barnes
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 450
ISBN-13: 978-1-900639-43-9
Barcode: 9781900639439
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LSN: 1-900639-43-2

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