on 22 May 2010
If you want an idea of the history of England and Wales from a Welsh perspective, this is the book for you. Raymond Williams brings the periods he describes vividly to life, and using the device of a search through the Black Mountains to link the chapters is inspired. Get the second book too; it is equally as absorbing.
on 18 July 2011
This is one of my favourite books, Very evocative, descriptive and imaginative. Made even more interesting if you know the area and its history, it brings the landscape to life in so very many ways.
Should be more widely recognized.