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Little Book of Pembrokeshire

The Little Book of Pembrokeshire is a highly readable guide to the history, culture and landscape of a very special place. Dr Russell Grigg traces Pembrokeshire’s enduring appeal, including its rich maritime heritage and diverse culture, from the folk tales of The Mabinogion to the modern surf and music festivals. The reader is taken on a tour of Pembrokeshire National Park (the UK’s only coastal park) and its remarkable topography, from enchanting islands such as Caldey and Skomer to the ancient Preseli hills that put the ‘stone’ in Stonehenge.

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The Little Book of Pembrokeshire is a highly readable guide to the history, culture and landscape of a very special place. Dr Russell Grigg traces Pembrokeshire’s enduring appeal, including its rich maritime heritage and diverse culture, from the folk tales of The Mabinogion to the modern surf and music festivals. The reader is taken on a tour of Pembrokeshire National Park (the UK’s only coastal park) and its remarkable topography, from enchanting islands such as Caldey and Skomer to the ancient Preseli hills that put the ‘stone’ in Stonehenge.

Also explored is the darker side to Pembrokeshire’s tapestry, including castle kidnappings, smuggling, piracy and food riots. Meticulously researched, The Little Book of Pembrokeshire is a sensory delight for both natives and visitors.

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Forlag
The History Press Ltd
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781803993911
Utgivelsesår
2023

Om forfatteren

DR RUSSELL GRIGG is a senior lecturer in history and has been the programme director for MA southwest Wales, covering Pembrokeshire. He has a PhD in local history and has held courses for Pembrokeshire teachers on local history. He has a strong knowledge of the county, having published popular and academic articles and books for local magazines such as Carmarthenshire Life and the University of Wales Press. He is well acquainted with source material, as he has co-directed the University’s MA course in local history. He gives talks to local history societies and contributes to media programmes based on Carmarthen and the area, such as Who Do You Think You Are with Griff Rhys Jones, ITV’s Our Town series (Carmarthen) and the BBC Radio 4 Long View series on the Llanelli School Strikes. He is an experienced writer having published 15 books, one of which was The Little Book of Carmarthenshire.

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