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Wales

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Rough Guide Wales

GBR140
Mike Parker, Paul Whitfield (Contributor)
Rough Guides
2015
488
1409356620
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to Wales in the British series, nicely balanced between practical travel details and an overview of the history and culture.
$24.99

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

A Writer's House in Wales

GBR325
Jan Morris
National Geographic
2002
192
0792265238
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this extended essay, Morris uses her much-loved 18th-century house as a point of departure for a meditation on Welsh identity.
$20.00

North & Mid Wales Map

GBR682
Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
1
0319251004
MAP
Reference
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A regional touring map of Wales covering the northern half of the country at a scale of 1:175,000.
$14.95

Companion Guide Wales

GBR568
David Barnes
Boydell & Brewer
2005
368
1900639432
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide in the excellent British series introduces the history, landscapes, culture and attractions of Wales.
$34.95

A History of Wales

GBR730
John Davies
Penguin Putnam
2007
736
0140284753
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, leisurely history of Wales from the earliest times to the late 1980s, rendered in a graceful translation from the original Welsh.
$36.00

Life in A Medieval Castle

GBR109
Francis Gies
HarperCollins
2015
304
0062414798
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
From lord to servant, this illustrated book describes the daily life of the inhabitants at Chepstow Castle in Wales in the 13th century.
$15.99

Modern Wales, A Concise History

GBR133
Gareth Elwyn Jones
Cambridge University Press
1994
395
0521469457
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, informative survey of the recent history of Wales. This highly regarded book covers the economic, political and educational factors that have shaped present day Wales.
$49.99

The British Isles, A History of Four Nations

GBR88
Hugh Kearney
Cambridge University Press
2012
324
0521608503
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The Celts, Romans, Vikings, Normans and modern immigrants all make an appearance in this Canto Classics edition of Kearney's elegant and revisionist history of not just the English but also the Scots, Welsh and Irish.
$19.99

The Hanged Man: A Story of Miracle, Memory, and Colonialism in the Middle Ages

GBR535
Robert Bartlett
Princeton University Press
2006
192
0691126046
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of 14th-century Welsh rebel William Cragh, his miraculous survival after being hanged in the gallows, and Bishop Thomas de Cantilupe, whose prayer many thought saved the doomed Cragh.
$24.95

The Last of the Celts

GBR527
Marcus Tanner
Yale University Press
2006
398
0300115350
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Welsh journalist Tanner mixes anecdote, interview and research in this lively account of encounters with far-flung Celts from Scotland, Wales and Belfast to Brittany, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Trelew.
$30.00

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Roman Britain, A Very Short Introduction

GBR541
Peter Salway
Oxford University Press
2015
144
0198712162
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An excellent, brief overview of the Roman period in Britain by a leading specialist.
$11.95

A Morbid Taste for Bones

GBR166
Ellis Peters
Open Road
2014
272
1504001931
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this historical mystery, 11th century monk and head of Shrewsbury Abbey Brother Cadfael travels to a small Welsh village to retrieve the relics of St. Winifred. A murder ensues and Cadfael must investigate.
$14.99

The Collected Stories

GBR134
Dylan Thomas
New Directions Publishing Corporation
1986
384
0811209989
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A wonderful collection of short stories by the celebrated Welsh author and poet. These imaginative stories are well worth re-reading for their vivid characters, sense of place and, especially, Thomas's elegant prose.
$16.95

The Mabinogi and Other Medieval Welsh Tales

GBR739
Pat Ford (Translator)
University of California Press
2008
205
0520253965
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The 30th anniversary edition of Professor Ford's translation of the Celtic classic in readable, modern English.
$29.95

The Mabinogion

GBR67
Jeffrey Gantz (Translator)
Penguin
1976
310
0140443223
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These eleven Welsh stories, beautiful in their strangeness, combine fact with fantasy, myth with history and folklore, into one of the great Welsh epics, the only Welsh collection that survived.
$14.00

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

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The Mabinogion

GBR731
Sioned Davies (Translator)
Oxford University Press
2007
336
0192832425
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An enchanting translation of the eleven tales of the Welsh medieval masterpiece by Sioned Davies, the chair of the Welsh department at Cardiff University.
$30.00