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The A-Z of Curious Wales

By Mark Rees

9780750990073

ISBN: 9780750990073

Published: 07-06-2019


The A-Z of Curious Wales

By Mark Rees

ISBN: 9780750990073

Published: 07-06-2019

About This Book

Wales' history is packed with peculiar customs and curious characters. Here you will discover alien landscapes, ancient druids and a Victorian ghost hunter. Find out why revellers would carry a decorated horse’s skull on a pole door to door at Christmastime, how an eccentric inventor hoped to defeat Hitler with his futuristic ray gun, and why a cursed wall is protected by a global corporation for fear it might destroy a town. From the folklore surrounding the red dragon on the flag, to the evolution of the song ‘Sosban Fach’, this compendium of weird and wonderful facts will surprise and delight even the most knowledgeable resident or visitor.

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