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The Little Book of Cardiff

By David Collins, Gareth Bennett

9780750997898

ISBN: 9780750997898

Published: 08-07-2021


The Little Book of Cardiff

By David Collins, Gareth Bennett

ISBN: 9780750997898

Published: 08-07-2021

About This Book

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The city’s coat of arms reads Deffro, mae’n ddydd – ‘Awake, it is day’
  • Cardiff City Football Club played in chocolate-and-amber colours before they became the ‘Bluebirds’
  • Brains Beer, said to be Wales’ most famous drink, was first brewed in Cardiff during the 1800s

Authors David and Gareth take a trip through the places, peculiarities and past practices of Cardiff, stopping off to sample the culinary (and alcoholic) delights of the city along the way.

From Clark’s Pies and a heaped helping of ‘half and half’ to the oddities of the ‘Kaairdiff’ accent, this fact-packed compendium reveals the contributions Cardiff has made to the history of the nation and recalls some of its famous faces – Shirley Bassey, Charlotte Church and Shakin’ Stevens amongst them – and popular attractions. This book is sure to entertain, amuse and surprise everyone who picks it up.

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