Under the Tump : Sketches of Real Life on the Welsh Borders by Oliver Balch 9780571311965

Under the Tump : Sketches of Real Life on the Welsh Borders


Nestled along the Welsh borders lies the quaint town of Hay-on-Wye, a place where time seems to move at a gentler pace. In "Under the Tump: Sketches of Real Life on the Welsh Borders," acclaimed travel writer Oliver Balch invites you to immerse yourself in the rhythms and rituals of this captivating community. Through a series of vivid vignettes, he paints a charming portrait of the people, their stories, and the rugged landscapes that shape their lives. From the booksellers who have turned Hay into a bibliophile's paradise to the farmers tending their flocks on the rolling hills, Balch's keen eye for detail and warmth of prose breathe life into every page.

Oliver Balch is a seasoned traveler and wordsmith whose work has graced the pages of esteemed publications such as The Guardian and The Independent. With a deep appreciation for the nuances of local cultures, he possesses a rare talent for distilling the essence of a place into engaging narratives that transport readers to distant corners of the world. In "Under the Tump," Balch's lyrical prose and insightful observations offer a window into a way of life that has endured for generations, inviting you to slow down, savor the moment, and revel in the simple joys that make this corner of Wales so enchanting.

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