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Welsh Journal Jeremy Hooker

Welsh Journal

Jeremy Hooker

Published June 1st 2001
ISBN : 9781854113016
Paperback
252 pages
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 About the Book 

In this book Jeremy Hooker recalls the decade he spent in the 70s as an English lecturer at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth. Life in a cottage in rural Llangwyryfon -- including the arrival of two children -- is contrasted with the authorsMoreIn this book Jeremy Hooker recalls the decade he spent in the 70s as an English lecturer at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth. Life in a cottage in rural Llangwyryfon -- including the arrival of two children -- is contrasted with the authors inability to enter fully into the Welsh-speaking community that is so dominant in this area. Delight in his closeness to nature, as the river Beidog flows from the mountains through his garden to the nearby Cardigan Bay, sits alongside Hooker the immigrant in a part of Britain where his English is a foreign language. Stimulated by his new surroundings Hooker includes a number of poems about this area and his dilemma, as well as reflections on Welsh literature. Welsh Journal is a voyage of discovery, personal, professional, and as a writer. It is also a document of the cultural diversity of Britain, and a record of a mans passionate relationship with the natural world.