I'm English born and bred, but with ancestry linking me to every country in the British Islands. I enjoyed reading about Jasper's attempts to engage in various aspects of Welsh culture and (as someone who has tried to learn Manx Gaelic), I could sympathise with him re those damn mutations! This book has actually given me back an appetite for our native languages, so maybe one day I will also be having Welsh conversations with fellow students at Nant. I would have preferred a bit more history in the book, and I was VERY disappointed with Jasper over the peeing incident on Offa's dyke. To embrace the culture and language of the country of your ancestral roots is one thing, but to disrespect the country where your children were born is wrong. Parts of the book made me laugh though, but then I have a Welsh friend whose daughter lives in Ohio. She's not called Jane! I will be buying my friend a copy.