Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Writer's House in Wales
  • Written by Jan Morris
  • Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9780792265238
  • Our Price: $20.00
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - A Writer's House in Wales

Buy now from Random House

  • A Writer's House in Wales
  • Written by Jan Morris
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9781426209147
  • Our Price: $20.00
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - A Writer's House in Wales

A Writer's House in Wales

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

Written by Jan MorrisAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jan Morris

eBook

List Price: $20.00

eBook

On Sale: June 15, 2011
Pages: 192 | ISBN: 978-1-4262-0914-7
Published by : National Geographic National Geographic Society
Writer's House in Wales Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - A Writer's House in Wales
  • Email this page - A Writer's House in Wales
  • Print this page - A Writer's House in Wales
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
Synopsis

Synopsis

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.

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: