Bred of Heaven : One Man's Quest to Reclaim His Welsh Roots, Paperback

Bred of Heaven : One Man's Quest to Reclaim His Welsh Roots Paperback



Jasper Rees has always wanted to be Welsh. But despite Welsh grandparents (and a Welsh surname) he is an Englishman: by birth, upbringing and temperament. In this singular, hilarious love letter to a glorious country so often misunderstood, Rees sets out to achieve his goal of becoming a Welshman by learning to sing, play, work, worship, think - and above all, speak - like one.

On the way he meets monks, tenors and politicians, and tries his hand at rugby and lambing - all the while weaving together his personal story with Wales's rich history.

Culminating in a nail-biting test of Rees's Welsh-speaking skill at the National Eisteddfod, this exuberant journey of self-discovery celebrates the importance of national identity, and the joy of belonging.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781846683008



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