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A-Z of Cardiff by Dic Mortimer
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Enjoyable selection of writing on the people, places and history of Cardiff - a city in which I lived some twenty years ago. The author has an admirable way with words alongside a broad range of references and ideas.

Indicative are entries on the two most famous Cardiffians of all time - Shirley Bassey and Ivor Novello:

"... since all the performing arts have now been commandeered by the privately-educated upper-middle classes and it's virtually impossible for working class people to break into what are oxymoronically called the 'creative industries', it is safe to say that we will ... miss her so badly when she's gone."

"... in a city that has named whole blocks of streets after every bastard child of every aristocrat who ever grabbed land here it seems extraordinary that recognition ... has been so grudging."

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Reading Progress

May 4, 2017 – Started Reading
May 5, 2017 – Finished Reading
May 6, 2017 – Shelved

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