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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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The author describes Trefan Morys, her country house in Wales, and looks at Welsh culture, history, and symbols.

Synopsis:

Through an exploration of her country home in Wales, acclaimed travel writer Morris discovers the heart of her fascinating country and what it means to be Welsh.

About the Author

Journalist, historian, and travel writer, Jan Morris is the renowned author of more than forty books. Her work ranges from such classics as Pax Britannica, The World of Venice, Hong Kong, and The Matter of Wales to the masterly essays published in Journeys, Destinations, and Among the Cities. She has also written a novel, Last Letters from Hav. An Honorary Litt.D. of the University of Wales and Glamorgan, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), she lives in Wales. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792265238
Author:
Morris, Jan
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Author:
Morris, Jan
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Wales
Subject:
Welsh language
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Homes and haunts
Subject:
Wales Social life and customs.
Subject:
Morris, Jan - Homes and haunts - Wales
Copyright:
Series:
National Geographic Directions
Series Volume:
5]
Publication Date:
January 2002
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.20x5.78x.78 in. .70 lbs.

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