The journey through Wales; and, The description of Wales

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First published in 1199, this book is an account of the journey undertaken by undertaken in 1188 by Baldwin, Archbishop of Canterbury, with Gerald as his companion, providing a picture of the daily life of the Welsh men at the time. This is one of the top 10 travel books of all time.

What makes this book stand out?

The book is one of the oldest travel books on this list. This book talks about the older and ancient daily lives of the Welsh people and the region.

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The fascinating first-hand historical detail that it offers about the time and lives of the ordinary people.

Don't read it for

A vivid historical account, this book might not appeal to readers who are looking for a lighter read.

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