Tag Archives: Wales

What’s In A Name

The longest place name in Europe, and the second longest in the world, is  Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch . The town is located on the picturesque island of Anglesey in Wales. Its extravagent place name means Parish of Saint Mary in the Valley of the … Continue reading

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A Really Long Walk

Long term readers of Travel Between The Pages are likely aware that I am unabashedly a Britophile. So, of course I was gobsmacked when I stumbled upon “The Perimeter” which is a photography project by Quintin Lake based on walking … Continue reading

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Goodbye King of the Book Towns

British bookseller and self-appointed “King of Hay” Richard Booth, who transformed the sleepy Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye “into a second-hand bookshop capital,” died August 20, BBC News reported. Booth, who opened his first bookshop in the town’s former fire station … Continue reading

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It’s A Wonderful Banksy Life

Banksy has confirmed that a two-sided mural on an out of the way garage in Port Talbot, Wales is his newest work. From one angle it appears to feature a child happily catching snow flakes. However, viewed from a slightly … Continue reading

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Every Book Lovers Dream

When Paul Morris was forced by ill health to retire from his beloved Bookmarks Bookshop in beautiful Cardigan, Wales, rather than sell the business he decided to raffle it off. To qualify for the prize, customers only needed to make a minimum … Continue reading

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Literary Touring

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Gonzo Bookselling

I paid my dues as a flea market bookseller, but the random gallimaufry of book shelves, boxes and tables of my book stall pales when I see the brilliance of Jeff Towns’ traveling “BookBus”. Officially called Dylan’s Mobile Bookstore, the bookmobile turns up … Continue reading

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It’s International Dylan Day

No, not Bob; it’s Dylan Thomas Day. Literature Wales has inaugurated the first annual International Dylan Day to honor Wales’ favorite son Dylan Thomas. May 14th was chosen to commemorate the premiere of Thomas’ play “Under the Milk Wood”. Celebrations … Continue reading

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and now for something completely different

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Pack Up Your Troubles

I’m a sucker for early 20th century travel promotional art, so I was bowled over by these vibrant, colorful, nostalgic posters. London-based advertising design agency Hatched went full on retro with their poster campaign promoting the natural attractions of the Pembrokeshire … Continue reading

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