David Jandrell presents his long-awaited sequel to the popular Welsh Valleys Humour (2004). The author is a connoisseur of laugh-out-loud anecdotes, silly sayings, and all kinds of localisms,' from Welsh nicknames to bizarre mistranslations. Here he gathers together some of his very best finds. This light-hearted look at the dialect, customs, and jokes of South Wales will delight and enlighten visitors, and have locals laughing along in recognition.
Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Wales is the ultimate guide to this beautiful country. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your list and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets. We know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out. In The Rough Guide to Wales: - Over 50 colour-coded maps featuring every listing - Area-by-area chapter highlights - Top 5 boxes - Things not to miss section Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Wales. Now available in ePub format.
Vivian Jones recounts with great warmth his childhood in a working class family within the community of a small mining village in the Welsh Valleys in the 1930s. This fascinating book brings the detail of that time, place and culture vividly back to life and considers the influence that growing up in such an environment has had on who the author is today. 11 black-and-white photographs.
This collection of sixteen essays, drawn from across the arts, humanities and social sciences, represents a cross-disciplinary exploration of some of the ways in which identities - whether of individuals, communities, or nations - are constructed, maintained and contested. It is introduced by the editor, Sam Wiseman, with a preface by Regenia Gagnier, and the essays are subdivided into four sections: Performative Identities; British Identities; Ethnic, Bodily and Sexual Identities; and Visual ...
Golwg ar fywyd yr arluniwr mynegiadol Josef Herman o amser ei eni yng ngwlad Pwyl hyd ei flynyddoedd yn Ystradgynlais yn ystod y 1940-50au. Yno y cafodd ei 'ddatguddiad' personol wrth weld mwynwyr yn gadael eu gwaith. Creodd arddull gelfyddydol unigryw, ac yn y broses o wneud hyn, cyfrannodd yn helaeth at gelf Cymreig yr 20fed ganrif. Cynhwysir 12 o ffotograffau du-a-gwyn o'i waith. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru