Real Cardiff

Real Cardiff : The Flourishing City

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Discover more of Cardiff in this latest volume, discovering new treasures and revisiting past haunts to find them drastically altered over just ten years. The pace of change has never been quicker, surpassing the booms of the city's nineteenth century heyday, and the clearances and redevelopment of the 1960s and 1970s. Here are the last days of Dic Penderyn, the ornate Mahogany Room above Burger King, the battle for the Vulcan pub, the wedding at Charles Street Carnival, the inside track on Howell's School, the Cross at Culver, the Great Heath, and the lure of Penylan Quarry, among so many other excursions. Jan Morris called Real Cardiff "one of the very best books about a city I have ever read," and in this latest book Peter Finch has captured the essence of Cardiff again. Whether you are a Cardiffian or an outsider this book continues the story of Cardiff, and of so many places.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 18mm | 376.48g
  • Bridgend, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None ed.
  • 70 black and white
  • 1781724695
  • 9781781724699
  • 1,616,670

About Peter Finch

Peter Finch is a poet, author and critic who lives in Cardiff. He is author of the hugely popular Real Cardiff trilogy. He compiles the poetry section for Macmillan's annual Writer's Handbook and the self-publishing section for A&C Black's Writer's and Artist's Yearbook.
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