Bred of Heaven : One Man's Quest to Reclaim His Welsh Roots Paperback
by Jasper Rees
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
- Publication Date: 03/05/2012
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9781846683008