The author's love and enthusiasm for Wales comes across in this definitve guide to the historical buildings of Wales which he has toured extensively. A great guide if you are planning a visit to Wales.
From the great citadels of Caernarvon, Harlech, Powis and Beaumaris in the north, to the Victorian glories of Cardiff in the south, St David's cathedral ('the loveliest church in Wales') in the west to the exquisite little hill church of Patrishow in the east, from Plas Newydd above the Menai Straits to the romantic citadel of Carreg Cennan in the heart of the country, the buildings of Wales embody its history and are the equal of any in the British Isles. Simon Jenkins has travelled, it seems, every mile of the country to celebrate, and in some cases to find the very best of them, and irresistibly conveys in this book his enthusiasm for them. Cumulatively they amount to a cultural history of Wales by one of its most devoted sons. Anyone who is visiting Wales or who loves it will want to own this glorious book.
Publication date: 04/12/2008
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||4th December 2008|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||The Real World,|
Simon Jenkins is the author of the bestselling England’s Thousand Best Churches and England’s Thousand Best Houses, the former editor of The Times and Evening Standard and a columnist for the Guardian. He is also chairman of the National Trust. Author photo © NTPL - Roy HuntMore About Simon Jenkins