Wild Wales: Its People, Language and Scenery
Wild Wales is the classic travel book on Wales. Since its first publication in 1862, the book has rarely been out of print.
'Wild Wales is the most inspired guide-book ever written because it was compiled by a great artist who understood and respected his subject. He described landscapes and industrial works, mansions and mountains. Welsh heroes and poets had their places, and even the people to be met with on the highway were rendered with astonishing vigour. All Borrow's art, his insight, keeness of observation and feeling for human destiny, were used to give his readers an affecionate interpretation of the Welsh and their history … a wholly delightful book.'
Starting in Llangollen in the beautiful Dee valley, Borrow walked west and south, visiting places as far apart as Holyhead, Beddgelert, Bala, Wrexham, Sycharth, Llansilin, Dinas Mawddwy, Devil's Bridge, Tregaron, Llandovery, Swansea, Neath, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport and Chepstow. Although Wild Wales was not the first travel book about Wales it was the first to appeal to a mass market and, as such, continues to delight anyone with an interest in and love of the country.
544pp, 130 x 195mm, softback