A Writer's House in Wales
By Jan Morris
(National Geographic Society, Hardcover, 9780792265238, 192pp.)
Publication Date: January 2002
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She regards this modest building not only as a reflection of herself and her life, but also as epitomizing the small and complex country of Wales, which has defied the world for centuries to preserve its own identity. Morris brilliantly meditates on the beams and stone walls of the house, its jumbled contents, its sounds and smells, its memories and inhabitants, and finally discovers the profoundest meanings of Welshness.