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In Search of Wales

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H. V. Morton's famous and much-loved travelogue of Wales. Singularly susceptible to Celtic romance and history, H. V. Morton goes in search of Wales, and finds equal delight in climbing Snowdon (inclement weather aside) and going down a coal mine. Bustling with intriguing local stories and characters, Morton's fascinating account reaches from the scenic grandeur of the ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Methuen (first published 1952)
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Ozaru
Nov 13, 2012 Ozaru rated it it was amazing
Shelves: travel, wales
I'd really prefer to have read the seminal Wild Wales before commenting, in order to compare, but best strike while the memory is fresh.

In Search of Wales comes from a gentler age, where writers described the good and noble in all they encountered. You won't find biting sarcasm here; and some modern readers might therefore consider it rather cloying. I conversely found it refreshing: it's not sugary sweet (and he does poke fun at some of the figures he meets) but it does conjure up a forgotten t
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Lucy
Oct 16, 2012 Lucy rated it liked it
When you've read a few of H. V. Morton's books, you begin to see what he actually experienced and what may have been, shall we say, embroidered. This work is of its time and should be read as such. I can't imagine he wrote with the intention of being read 80 years later.
Peg Lotvin
Apr 08, 2011 Peg Lotvin rated it it was amazing
Another of H.V. Morton's travel books. This was written in the early '30s about an auto tour of Wales. Even though it's 70 years old still makes you want to visit.
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i Just loved this book of Wales in 1930's. Brought my Welsh heritage to life.
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Henry Canova Vollam (H. V.) Morton, FRSL, was a journalist and pioneering travel writer from Lancashire, England, best known for his prolific and popular books on Britain and the Holy Land. He first achieved fame in 1923 when, while working for the Daily Express, he scooped the official Times correspondent during the coverage of the opening of the Tomb of Tutankhamon by Howard Carter in Egypt.

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