The idiosyncratic and witty travelogue of a young Welsh-speaking woman who travels the globe in search of Welsh communities. - The acclaimed debut of a remarkably witty and engaging travel writer (Bill Bryson meets Jan Morris). Her next book will explore the world through its theme parks! - At once a fascinating travelogue and an innovative book about the consequences of language. 'A delightful read - a marvellous mixture of wit, nostalgia, character description and atmosphere setting. Anyone who is Welsh, or who has connections with Wales, should read it, as should anyone who isn't, and hasn't, but who simply wants to work out what on earth is going on in the minds, hearts and mouths of those for whom Welsh is the language of heaven.' Professor David Crystal
Author: Pamela Petro Publisher: Flamingo Published: 06/01/1998 Pages: 336 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.66lbs Size: 8.00h x 5.00w x 0.84d ISBN: 9780006550105 Language: Welsh
About the Author
Pamela Petro has been educated at Brown, Paris and Harvard Universities; in 1983 she went to the University of Wales at Lampeter for the first time, to do her MA, returning in 1992 for intensive instruction in the Welsh language. She has since taught Welsh and travel writing in the USA. She regularly contributes to the New York Times Travel Section and to Planet, and has compiled a guide to New England. This is her first 'real' book. She has, by the way, no Welsh blood.