The Wales Bundle includes Bruce Chatwin’s On the Black Hill, Lost Lanes Wales and Neil Ansell’s Deep Country: Five Years in the Welsh Hills.
The book bundle comes beautifully wrapped in brown craft paper and a green Daunt Books ribbon, making it a perfect gift.
On the Black Hill is an elegantly written tale of identical twin brothers who grow up on a farm in rural Wales and never leave home. They till the rough soil and sleep in the same bed, touched only occasionally by the advances of the twentieth century. In depicting the lives of Benjamin and Lewis and their interactions with their small local community Chatwin comments movingly on the larger questions of human experience.
In Lost Lanes Wales Jack Thurston takes you on a free-wheeling tour of the lost lanes and forgotten byways of wild Wales and the border counties of England. Travelling at a leisurely pace, he explores the Welsh countryside, taking in enchanted woodlands valleys, wild seashores, shimmering mountain lakes and ancient ways. Graded from easy to challenging, with handmade maps, best pubs and tea stops, wild swims and finest viewpoints. Overnight stops, from B&Bs to camping under the stars. Most rides are accessible by train.
Deep Country is Neil Ansell’s account of five years spent alone in a hillside cottage in Wales. ‘I lived alone in this cottage for five years, summer and winter, with no transport, no phone. This is the story of those five years, where I lived and how I lived. It is the story of what it means to live in a place so remote that you may not see another soul for weeks on end. And it is the story of the hidden places that I came to call my own, and the wild creatures that became my society.