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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Niall Griffiths is the award-winning author of Stump and Wreckage. He is a regular reviewer for The Guardian and a commentator on contemporary writing for a number of magazines. Peter Finch is an editor and writer.
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Book Description Seren, 2008. Book Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Bookseller Inventory # 4800885
Book Description Seren, Wales, UK, 2008. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. 2008. First edition. Paperback. 185 pages with several black & white photographs. Fine condition, very clean, no inscriptions. Bookseller Inventory # 002871
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002930683