Wild Wales

by George Borrow

Its People, Language and Scenery.

Wild Wales

George Borrow's 1862 classic describes a journey on foot round Wales. It is fantastically entertaining. Reading it gives you an excellent overview of life in Wales in the mid-nineteenth century. But far more entertaining is Borrow's occasional patronising pomposity, and his occasional opinionated remarks about tea-totallers, abolitionists, and (especially) Roman Catholics.

Highly enjoyable.

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Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.