- Author Griff Rhys Jones
Once again, I’ve ended up reading a book that accompanies a TV show that I never saw. However, I liked the concept of this one, Griff Rhys Jones tracing his roots to find out what makes the Welsh people and their amazing country-land tick. From the highs of mount Snowdonia, to the lows of mining or panning for gold, this book really does cover a lot of ground.
It’s somewhat superficial, as books that rest up against TV shows can be, but equally it’s full of honesty and heart. Jones doesn’t shy away from the fact that he’s not always considered a “proper” Welsh, and from there it’s just a matter of trawling the countryside trying to find out what makes you “proper”.
It’s funny, but not laugh a minute, sensitive but not overly so. I really quite enjoyed reading it, but I think I missed out from not having seen the show. If you’re a fan, and watched the series, you’ll probably get a lot more out of it than I did!