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Travels in an Old Tongue By Pamela Petro

Travels in an Old Tongue

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The idiosyncratic and witty travelogue of a young Welsh-speaking woman who travels the globe in search of Welsh communities.

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Travels in an Old Tongue: Touring the World Speaking Welsh by Pamela Petro

Studying in Lampeter, Dyfed and learning Welsh, Pamela Petro found it infuriating that whenever she stumbled with her Welsh, the locals would always revert to English. She decided to go where English was not an option - all kinds of unlikely places with long-standing Welsh-speaking communities. She visited the Hong Kong Men's Choir, all Chinaman who sing in Welsh; the Japanese bardic "eisteddfod" in Tokyo; the Welsh golfers of Oslo; the diners of the Paris Welsh society; and Patagonia.

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About Pamela Petro


Pamela Petro has been educated at Brown, Paris and Harvard Universities; in 1983 she went to the University of Wales at Lampeter for the first time, to do her MA, returning in 1992 for intensive instruction in the Welsh language. She has since taught Welsh and travel writing in the USA. She regularly contributes to the New York Times Travel Section and to Planet, and has compiled a guide to New England. This is her first `real' book. She has, by the way, no Welsh blood.

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GOR001312791
Travels in an Old Tongue: Touring the World Speaking Welsh by Pamela Petro
Pamela Petro
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1998-02-27
336
000655010X
9780006550105
N/A
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