The Bank Manager and the Holy Grail: Travels to the Weirder Reaches of Wales #2020

The Bank Manager and the Holy Grail: Travels to the Weirder Reaches of Wales By Byron Rogers The Bank Manager and the Holy Grail Travels to the Weirder Reaches of Wales Here is the story of Kaiser Wilhelm s holiday in a small Welsh spa town shortly before the outbreak of the Great War and of the Welsh waxwork museum largely peopled by countless effigies of Prince Ph
  • Title: The Bank Manager and the Holy Grail: Travels to the Weirder Reaches of Wales
  • Author: Byron Rogers
  • ISBN: 9781854109491
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Bank Manager and the Holy Grail: Travels to the Weirder Reaches of Wales By Byron Rogers Here is the story of Kaiser Wilhelm s holiday in a small Welsh spa town shortly before the outbreak of the Great War, and of the Welsh waxwork museum largely peopled by countless effigies of Prince Philip discarded by Madame Tussaud s There is the true story of how a project to ensure the survival of the Welsh language came to involve the translation of pornographic novelHere is the story of Kaiser Wilhelm s holiday in a small Welsh spa town shortly before the outbreak of the Great War, and of the Welsh waxwork museum largely peopled by countless effigies of Prince Philip discarded by Madame Tussaud s There is the true story of how a project to ensure the survival of the Welsh language came to involve the translation of pornographic novels, and the equally true story of how Kurt Cobain came to meet Courtney Love in the one nightclub in Newport, South Wales And then there is the utterly baffling tale of how the Holy Grail temporarily came to be in the safe keeping of the manager of Lloyds Bank in Aberystwyth.
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    1. Byron Rogers

      Byron Rogers is a Welsh journalist, essayist and biographer In August, 2007 the University of Edinburgh awarded him the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for the best biography published in the previous year, for The Man Who Went Into the West The Life of RS Thomas The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, said of the book Byron Rogers s lively and affectionate biography is unexpectedly, even riotously, funny Born and raised in Carmarthen, he now lives in Northamptonshire He has written for Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian, and was once speech writer for the Prince of Wales It has been written of his essays that he is a historian of the quirky and forgotten, of people and places other journalists don t even know exist or ignore if they do.

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    1. Entertaining collection of articles some of which you are likely to have come across before if you have ever stumbled upon Byron Rogers in various newspapers and magazines over the years The usual mix of quirky stories, Welsh history, observations on Welsh social life and customs, and an almost elegiac and nostalgic record of the passing of some of it, such as the language which makes his curious assertion that mad bureaucracy insists on compulsory Welsh for all jobs strange this is a myth, but [...]


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