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Memoirs
  • Author:
    Jasper Rees
  • ISBN:
    1846682991
  • ISBN13:
    978-1846682995
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  • Publisher:
    Profile Books; Main edition (August 4, 2011)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Memoirs
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    1906 kb
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    1521 kb
  • Rating:
    4.4
  • Votes:
    125
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Jasper Rees has always wanted to be Welsh. But despite Welsh grandparents (and a Welsh surname) he is an Englishman: by birth. Bred of Heaven Paperback – August 4, 2011.

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BRED OF HEAVEN JASPER REES writes about the arts for the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph and . to reclaim his Welsh roots. First published in Great Britain in 2011 by. Profile books ltd. 3A Exmouth House.

BRED OF HEAVEN JASPER REES writes about the arts for the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph and theartsdesk. com, and has also reported on football for the Independent on Sunday.

The occasion is another battering from the All Blacks. I stand to attention more or less in the back row. It’s as if I’m at the top of a small Welsh mountain and looking down a seething slope to the. A flat rectangular field is peopled with matchstick figurines: one line of microscopic beef-cakes in black, another in red. Perched on a box is a minuscule conductor who swishes a baton as a military ensemble of tiny bandsmen strike up the famous opening chords. A lovely intimate evening with Jasper Rees reading from his BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week 'Bred of Heaven' along with some good Welsh conversation!

Jasper Rees has always wanted to be Welsh. But despite Welsh grandparents (and a Welsh surname) he is an Englishman: by birth, upbringing and temperament

Jasper Rees has always wanted to be Welsh. But despite Welsh grandparents (and a Welsh surname) he is an Englishman: by birth, upbringing and temperament. Jasper Rees has always wanted to be Welsh. In this singular, hilarious love letter to a glorious country so often misunderstood, Rees sets out to achieve his goal of becoming a Welshman by learning to sing, play, work, worship, think - and above all, speak - like Jasper Rees has always wanted to be Welsh.

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thy powerful hand: Bread of heaven, bread of heaven Feed me till I want no more

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer, Pilgrim through this barren land; I am weak, but thou art mighty; Hold me with thy powerful hand: Bread of heaven, bread of heaven Feed me till I want no more. Feed me till I want no more. Earlier versions of the hymn book published jointly by the Calvinist and Wesleyan Methodists had a version with five verses (. omitting verse two of the six given in the History section below) that was much closer to Pantycelyn's original, as stated above. A result of the translation process is that the defining phrase "Bread of heaven" does not actually occur in the original; it is a paraphrase of the references to manna. In this singular, hilarious love letter to a glorious country so often misunderstood, Rees sets out to achieve his goal of becoming a Welshman by learning to sing, play, work, worship, think – and above all, speak – like one. On the way he meets monks, tenors and politicians, and tries his hand at rugby and lambing – all the while weaving together his personal story with Wales's rich history.

One Man's Quest to Reclaim His Welsh Roots. Funny, hugely enjoyable': John Humphrys. Excellent piece on Patagonia in the new issue of Intelligent Life, Jasper - well done!

One Man's Quest to Reclaim His Welsh Roots. Excellent piece on Patagonia in the new issue of Intelligent Life, Jasper - well done! Jemima Rees. 9 December 2014 at 12:43.

This title details one man's attempt to reclaim his roots by spending a year in pursuit of Welshness. Jasper Rees has always wanted to be Welsh. But despite Welsh grandparents (and a Welsh surname) he is an Englishman: by birth, upbringing and temperament. In this singular, hilarious love letter to a glorious country so often misunderstood, Rees sets out to achieve his goal of becoming a Welshman by learning to sing, play, work, worship, think - and above all, speak - like one. On the way he meets monks, tenors and politicians, and tries his hand at rugby and lambing - all the while weaving together his personal story with Wales' rich history. Culminating in a nail-biting test of Rees' Welsh-speaking skill at the National Eisteddfod, this exuberant journey of self-discovery celebrates the importance of national identity, and the joy of belonging.

zzzachibis
Having read a review of this work in The Economist I decided to give it a try.

Jasper Rees has a very engaging, flowing writing style.

Each chapter of this relatively short book is devoted to a different aspect of Welsh life: singing, rugby, farming, speaking Welsh, etc., and Rees manages to make them all entertaining and informative. In addition, the interested reader will gain a little Cymraeg along the way.

This book will be most enjoyed by those of Welsh heritage; but for those with even a mild curiosity about the people on the other side of Offa's Dyke I would heartily recommend Bred of Heaven.
uspeh
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The author's quest to reclaim his Welsh roots are both hilarious and very interesting. While I couldn't work up any real sympathy for the distance he had to go to get to Wales, (sorry, Mr. Rees, I am in Oregon, USA, and would be delighted if I could get to Wales in a two-hour drive! :) ), it was great fun to join vicariously in his sojourn into Welshness. The account of his joys and frustrations in learning Welsh are worth the price of the book alone, and will make inspiring reading for anyone trying to learn Welsh as a second or third language. Anyone interested in Wales, anyone of Welsh descent, or anyone trying to tackle the language will enjoy reading Mr. Rees' humorous and lively account -- this book is one I will definitely reread!
Quashant
Jasper Rees' memoir of embracing his Welsh heritage is exceptionally well-written and his discovery of the Welsh language is a powerful ode to a beautiful land and beautiful people. The writing in the book mirrors the Welsh language itself as it meanders into valleys and climbs over mountains for spectacular views. I recommend this book highly.
Whitemaster
This was an interesting book about a man seeking his Welsh roots by learning the Welsh language. Better him than me! Book arrived promptly and in good condition.
Kale
This was a very interesting book. I especially related to the author's efforts to learn Welsh. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Wales.
Umor
Great!
Shliffiana
For anyone interested in searching for a bit of their own Welsh roots-this is the book to get! Linguistically entertaining, we follow Jasper's journey through Wales as he joins a choir (I'm jealous!), immerses himself in 'Welsh language school'....and shows us it's never too late to embrace our ancestral language. I found this a very inspiring book (as I've been trying to learn a bit of Cymraeg myself!).
An informative, witty, and moving journey into welshness. Recommended for anyone interested in wales or in learning a language as an adult.