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<p>&#39;Conradi writes thoughtfully and non-judgementally even when dealing with contentious matters of Welsh politics and cultural identity. He is glad to quote Bidgood&#39;s declaration that she did not come to this area to escape the world: &quot;This is the world.&quot; Completed by Simon Dorrell&#39;s exquisite pen-...
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<p>Peter Finch is perhaps the foremost chronicler of Cardiff, past and present. His response to the 2020 lockdown restrictions confining people to their local authority area was to begin walking the boundary of his. This was in a mirror of his long walk along the south Wales coast recorded in <a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/...
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<h3>2022 Reprint Now Available</h3><h4>Finch&#39;s companion volume <em><a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/edging-city">Edging the City</a>,</em> in which he walks the Cardiff border,&nbsp;is available <a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/edging-city...
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<p>Author and photographer Phil Cope, takes his camera on a journey through the sacred wells of Scotland from the Borders to the Orkney Islands. On his way he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere &ndash; on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells...
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<p>Oxford, city of dreaming spires, bicycles, Inspector Morse, tourists, gentility. Or perhaps a less familiar place? <em>Jericho</em>, once seedy backstreets with Oxford&rsquo;s main porn cinema and an astonishing concentration of pubs, now mythologised by Philip Pullman and gentrified beyond the wildest imaginings of the...
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<p><em>The Golden Valley </em>is a personal account in words and photographs of the Garw where Phil Cope has lived for thirty-five years. In it he explores the valley&rsquo;s history: sparsely worked agriculture; boom-town coal exploitation; sudden, followed by gentle, post-industrial decline; attempts at re-invigoration...
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<p>Author and photographer Phil Cope takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales, from&nbsp; Anglesey to&nbsp; Gwent. On his way he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere &ndash; on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells,...
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<p>Peter Finch follows the trail of twentieth century popular music from a 1950s valve radio playing in a suburban Cardiff terrace to the reality of the music among the bars of Ireland, the skyscrapers of New York, the plains of Tennessee, the flatlands of Mississippi and the mountains of North Carolina. <em>The Roots of Rock from...
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<p>Join Peter Finch and John Briggs on twenty walks around Cardiff, the bustling capital of Wales. Together they visit the new and the ancient, the difficult, the undiscovered, the lesser-known, the artistic, the entertaining, the quirky and the unexpected. They criss-cross the city, informing, discovering, exploring, and enduring, reviving...
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<p>Over the past two centuries the South Wales Valleys have gone from idyllic rural landscape to the engine room of the British Empire to post industrial decline. Building on the success of their book&nbsp;<em>Walking Cardiff,</em>&nbsp;Peter Finch and John Briggs explore how the Valleys have changed, and how they are...
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