In Search of Wales


H. V. Morton

13/04/2000 | Paperback |

ISBN: 9780413407405

About In Search of Wales


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 north to the domestic beauty of the industrial south.


In the Vale of Clwyd it rains 'with grim enthusiasm', while at the Eisteddfod in Bangor, he is 'slightly worried by the trousers of bard and druid, which are visible for a few inches below their gowns. Father Christmas has this same trouble with his trousers'.


Anecdotal, leisurely, full of character and event, insight and opinion, this is travel writing of the very highest order.


"The master of his genre, often imitated but never matched. His books are genuine classics" Jan Morris


H. V. Morton


H. V. Morton (1892–1979) was one of the most popular travel writers of his time. After a brief period of military service he established a career as a journalist and became a reporter for both The Daily Express and The Daily Herald. H. V. Morton’s debut as an author came in 1927 with In Search of England, a book that became a best seller. His genial writing style endeared him to the countless readers of the books he wrote about his travels around the British Isles, Spain, Italy and the Middle East between 1927 and 1950. In 1941 H. V. Morton accompanied the delegation which travelled to Newfoundland for the meeting between President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill which established the Allied policy for post Second World War Europe, known as the Atlantic Charter. Morton was famously present at the opening of Tutankhamun’s tomb by archaeologist Howard Carter and his team in 1922. After the Second World War, H. V. Morton emigrated to South Africa where he lived until his death in 1979.


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