This is a delightful book and for any one lucky enough to have had the experience of living in Wales it really gets to the heart of the Welsh people and their unique way of life. It has made appreciate how special is the place I live in and the immense history that stretches back through the ages and which has shaped the very independent character of the welsh people. Made be realise that all the effort I have gone to to learn the language is really important and worthwhile.
This is a wonderful book -- interesting, detailed and absorbing, with a wide range of themes. It will really bring Wales and the Welsh alive for non-Welsh people (and I suspect, for many Welsh people as well!). It's written in Jan Morris's clear, articulate and gripping narrative style, and her sheer love of the country and its people shines through.
One disadvantage for modern-day readers is that the book was written and published in the mid-80s, which makes it a little dated as regards very recent history. E.g. it predates the establishment of the Welsh Assembly by some one and a half decades. However, this should not detract from the reader's enjoyment -- I personally found it difficult to put down!