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Bred of Heaven By Jasper Rees

Bred of Heaven

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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. This title details Rees' attempt to reclaim his roots by spending a year in pursuit of Welshness. It celebrates the importance of national identity, and the joy of belonging.

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Bred of Heaven: One man's quest to reclaim his Welsh roots by Jasper Rees

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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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
Know myself? If I knew myself I'd run away,' said Goethe. No such fear for Jasper Rees who delightedly travels around Wales to discover who this Jasper is. -- Dannie Abse
An engaging, touching story told with humour and heart * Wanderlust *
Wonderfully readable, warm, funny and very entertaining -- Steve Dube * Western Mail *

About Jasper Rees


Jasper Rees is an arts journalist, and the author of Wenger and I Found My Horn.

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GOR003402273
Bred of Heaven: One man's quest to reclaim his Welsh roots by Jasper Rees
Jasper Rees
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Profile Books Ltd
2011-08-04
304
1846682991
9781846682995
N/A
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