Watered by rivers, strengthened by castles, enhanced by beautiful villages, necklaced by a spectacular coastline and enriched by a long and fascinating history, South West Wales is one of the country's most remarkable places. You can explore St David's, the smallest cathedral city; Fishguard, the site of the last foreign invasion of Britain; Dolaucothi where the Romans mined for gold; and Myddfai where modern medicinal practice began -all are all here in this tour of some of the special gems that make South West Wales such a beautiful place. Allow this book to be your companion as you discover wild beaches, sheltered bays, rugged fortifications and green hills where mystery, mythology and forgotten stories intermingle. 50 Gems of South West Waleswill encourage you to visit - and then return again and again.
Geoff Brookes was born in 1951 in Sheffield and graduated from Leicester University in 1972. After completing teacher training in Birmingham and working for a number of years in Leicester, he moved to Swansea in 1981 when appointed Head of English in Dillwyn Llewelyn Comprehensive School. Geoff retired from his post in summer 2011, and after a period of time as a consultant working in the local authority he is now an author. He received a nomination as Columnist of the Year (Business Media category) in the PPA Awards 2011 for his work with the TES.