9781854114471

Real Aberystwyth (Real (Seren))

Griffiths, Niall

ISBN 10: 1854114476 / 1-85411-447-6
ISBN 13: 9781854114471
Publisher: Seren
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Softcover
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This guidebook provides a remarkable overview of the Welsh town Aberystwyth—a community of two languages that contains a university, a farming community, a port-turned-marina, the National Library of Wales, provides a home for writers and spies alike, and was also made recently famous—or infamous—by Malcolm Pryce’s novels. The travel guide details an enthralling account of a city that is any number of conflicting and complimentary things—from its medieval beginnings through its Victorian heyday to the fluid mix of longstanding natives, large student population, and colony of those who came and never left. Mixing autobiography with topography, aligning the oblique approach with historical report, and contrasting the prosaic with the downright odd, this study paints a vivid picture of a world-famous town.

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Griffiths, Niall
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Book Description: Poetry Wales Press, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 216 x 138 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Aberystwyth: two languages, a university, a farming community, a port turned marina, the National Library of Wales, home of writers and spies, was made recently famous, or infamous, by Malcolm Pryce s novels. It s any number of conflicting and complimentary things from its medieval beginnings through its Victorian heyday to the fluid mix of longstanding natives, large student population and colony of those who came and never left. Scouse Niall Griffiths may yet be one of the latter, and Aber and its environs have provided a rich source of material for his four novels. What does he make of the place outside of fiction? In the characteristic style of the Real series, this book mixes autobiography with topography, alligns the oblique approach with historical report, and contrasts the prosaic with the downright odd. Niall Griffiths has stepped outside his usual genre to produce an enthralling picture of a world famous town. Bookseller Inventory # WBC9781854114471

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Book Description: Poetry Wales Press, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 216 x 138 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Aberystwyth: two languages, a university, a farming community, a port turned marina, the National Library of Wales, home of writers and spies, was made recently famous, or infamous, by Malcolm Pryce s novels. It s any number of conflicting and complimentary things from its medieval beginnings through its Victorian heyday to the fluid mix of longstanding natives, large student population and colony of those who came and never left. Scouse Niall Griffiths may yet be one of the latter, and Aber and its environs have provided a rich source of material for his four novels. What does he make of the place outside of fiction? In the characteristic style of the Real series, this book mixes autobiography with topography, alligns the oblique approach with historical report, and contrasts the prosaic with the downright odd. Niall Griffiths has stepped outside his usual genre to produce an enthralling picture of a world famous town. Bookseller Inventory # WBC9781854114471

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Book Description: Seren Books/Poetry Wales Pr Ltd, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 185 pages. 8.25x5.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1854114476

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