Jasper Rees has always wanted to be Welsh. But despite Welsh grandparents (and a Welsh surname) he is an Englishman: by birth, upbringing and temperament. In this singular, hilarious love letter to a glorious country so often misunderstood, Rees sets out to achieve his goal of becoming a Welshman by learning to sing, play, work, worship, think - and above all, speak - like one. On the way he meets monks, tenors and politicians, and tries his hand at rugby and lambing - all the while weaving together his personal story with Wales's rich history. Culminating in a nail-biting test of Rees's Welsh-speaking skill at the National Eisteddfod, this exuberant journey of self-discovery celebrates the importance of national identity, and the joy of belonging.
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Jasper Rees is an arts journalist, and the author of Wenger and I Found My Horn.Review:
A most entertaining and inspiring handbook for anyone who would really prefer to be Welsh - and who wouldn't? -- Jan Morris A lyrical book: funny, hugely enjoyable, often deeply moving. And he's learned what makes the Welsh tick. No mean feat for a man who's English by birth. -- John Humphrys An engaging, touching story told with humour and heart Wanderlust Wonderfully readable, warm, funny and very entertaining -- Steve Dube Western Mail
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Book Description Profile Books Ltd, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111846683009
Book Description Profile Books Ltd, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1846683009