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WALES. Buy these 4 items as a set for $81 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

A Concise History of Wales

GRB124
Geraint H. Jenkins
Cambridge University Press
2007
345
0521530717
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This brief, authoritative history of Wales and Welsh identity from prehistory to the present is by Garaint Jenkins, longtime director of the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies.
$30.99

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

England Southwest, Midlands, Wales Map

GBR26
Michelin Maps
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
1
0319230465
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Presented in vivid color, this highly detailed road map of England and Wales reaches from Liverpool and Manchester, south to Penzance and Portsmouth. Scaled at 1:400,000.
$11.95

North Pembrokeshire Map

GBR415
Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
2002
2
0319234673
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed regional map of northern Pembrokeshire.
$23.95

South Pembrokeshire Map

GBR414
Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
2002
2
0319234681
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed regional map of southern Pembrokeshire.
$23.95

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

Art of the Celts

CLT02
Lloyd Robert Laing, Jennifer Laing
Thames & Hudson
1992
216
0500202567
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series, this is a broad introduction to Celtic art, from the 5th century B.C. to 1200 A.D.
$19.95

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

In Search of Wales

GRB128
H.V. Morton
Trafalgar Square
2000
307
0413407403
PAPER
Travel Narrative
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
The enduring, singular account of Morton's ramblings in romantic, primitive Wales, to him (the classic Englishman) a very strange place. Originally published in the 1930s, this charming book mixes up history with keen observation, leisurely asides and entertaining anecdotes. His books are recently returned to print in handsome paper editions.
$16.95

The Journey Through Wales and The Description of Wales

GBR312
Lewis Thorpe (Translator), Gerald of Wales
Penguin
1978
274
0140443398
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A valuable historical account of the Medieval Welsh by Gerald of Wales, who traveled through the countryside in the company of the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1188.
$19.00

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

Border Country

GRB118
Raymond Williams
Parthian
2006
450
1902638816
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
When railway signalman Harry Price suddenly suffers a stroke, his son Matthew, a lecturer in London, makes a return to his home village. Matthew and Harry struggle with their memories of personal and social change. A novel with an evocative sense of place, set in rural South Wales.
$17.95

On the Black Hill

GBR131
Bruce Chatwin
Penguin Putnam
2011
272
0143119060
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Chatwin's tale of identical twin brothers who toil on the family farm in the wild and vibrant land of Wales and experience the oddities, wonders, and tragedies of human experience.
$17.00

Ten White Geese

GRB121
Gerbrand Bakker
Penguin Putnam
2013
230
0143122673
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A scholar rents a farm in rural Wales. In an eerie, depopulated wilderness she finds 10 geese that start to disappear, one by one. Bakker is a celebrated Dutch novelist and winner of the 2010 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
$15.00

The Celtic Myths, A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends

IRE360
Miranda Aldhouse-Green
Thames & Hudson
2015
208
0500252092
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A vivid introduction to Irish and Welsh folklore. Aldhouse-Green outlines recurring motifs and characters alongside quotes, full-text stories, notes on the region’s archaeological finds and plenty of two-color illustrations.
$24.95

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

Under Milk Wood

GBR244
Dylan Thomas
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2013
106
0811220923
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Originally written as a radio play for the BBC, this short work (Dylan's last) concerns the events on a single spring day in a small coastal village in Wales. It's a virtuoso performance showing off Dylan's unsurpassed lyricism, richly evoking the color and fabric of the mythical town of Llareggub (bugger all backwards), populated by all manner of madmen and eccentrics.
$16.95

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

For Kids

Boy, Tales of Childhood

GBR183
Roald Dahl
Puffin
2009
176
0141303050
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Dahl recalls his youthful misadventures, in boarding school, working as a chocolate tester and summering in Wales. Great family reading.
$7.99

A String in the Harp

GBR592
Nancy Bond
Aladdin Books
2006
370
1416927719
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
With the aid of a magic harp key, three American teens in Wales are transported to the 6th-century, where they encounter the great Welsh bard Taliesin and become absorbed in the world of Celtic mythology. Readers will be absorbed, too.
$8.99

Wales

GRB27
Mary Colson
Heinemann
2011
48
1432952420
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
One in the illustrated and informative Countries Around the World series, geared for ages 8-11.
$9.95

More Books

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

Great Britain, Ireland Map

GBR06
Marco Polo Travel Publishing
Marco Polo
2014
2
3829767226
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This fold-out overview map of Great Britain and Ireland is ideal for route planning, with highlighted scenic routes and places of interest. The map contains a comprehensive index and inset street plans of major cities.
$11.95

Porthmadog & Dollgellau Map

GBR365
Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
1
0319224147
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional topographic map of Wales.
$19.95

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

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

Lonely Planet Discover Great Britain

GBR928
Lonely Planet (Editor)
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
324
1786578883
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated, full-color guide to Great Britain's history, highlights and culture, with suggested itineraries, maps and recommendations by local experts.
$24.99

Xenophobe's Guide to the Welsh

GRB60
John Winterson Richards
Trafalgar Square
2008
92
1906042519
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This irreverent pocket guide to cultural awareness is both insightful -- and entertaining.
$9.95

Submarine

GRB87
Joe Dunthorne
Random House
2011
312
0812978390
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully astute comic coming-of-age tale set in small town Wales and narrated by schoolboy Oliver Tate, a twenty-first century Holden Caulfield, neurotically self-observed, and consumed by the twin anxieties of his parents’ sex lives and his own terror about losing his virginity. Made into an excellent movie of the same name.
$16.00

Landmarks

GRB265
Robert Macfarlane
Penguin Putnam
2016
448
0241967872
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Dolman Travel Book Award winner Macfarlane meditates on the landscapes of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, revealing how language is vital to developing an intimate knowledge of landscape.
$18.00

Celtic Tales, Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales

CLT10
Kate Forrester
Chronicle Books
2016
176
145215175X
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Alongside her silhouette art, Forrester collects 16 stories told by folklorists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Divided into four categories (tricksters, the sea, quests and romance), these stories include fantastical characters, such as witches and selkies, and transport readers to mystical realms.
$22.95