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ISBN: 9781841148885
Portrait of Carmarthenshire
Portrait of Carmarthenshire
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Carmarthenshire – the largest of the original old 13 counties of Wales and certainly one of the most fascinating. Here is a county steeped in Welshness, with, it seems, every other town and village starting with ‘llan’ and becoming less and less pronounceable as we travel into its deepest recesses. The correctWelsh name for the county is Sir Gar although it is also sometimes known as Sir Caerfyrddin.

The present county of Carmarthenshire has a population around 70% of whom speak or have a sound working knowledge of the Welsh language.The landscape is mainly rural, with a stunning coastline and high rugged hills. The variety of scenery is immense, with every corner of this delightful and secret county revealing yet more hidden and unexpected treasures. Travel with us to the upper reaches of the Tywi Valley, to explore the remoteness of the Cambrian Mountains and watch the outline of the distinctive red kite as it soars overhead, or the remote beauty of the glacial lake of Llyn y Fan Fach in the western reaches of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Join us on the beach at Pendine Sands, home of so many world land speed attempts, to discover the fascinating caves in the limestone cliffs. Explore Laugharne, the tiny coastal town, lived in by Dylan Thomas and claimed to possibly be the inspiration for the village of ‘Llareggub’ from ‘Under MilkWood’. Portrait of Carmarthenshire will take you both to and around this pearl of a county, clothed in such a variety of mantles as to take your breath away.

Nick Jenkins is an award-winning landscape photographer who, although born inWales, travels well beyond its boundaries to seek out beautiful countryside. Nick is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and the Welsh Photographic Association. He is also a member of the OutdoorWriters’ Guild, and his work has appeared in many magazines, including Welsh Country, Welsh Amateur Photographer, CountryWalking, Outdoor Photography and The Dalesman. Previous books for Halsgrove include Moods of Mid Wales, Moods of Kilvert Country (with Kevin Thomas), Moods of Cardigan Bay and Portrait of Glamorgan.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 888 5, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published July 2009.

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