When you think of Wales the first things that may spring to mind are singing, rugby, farming and Catherine Zeta Jones. What most people don’t know is that Wales is home to many talented authors, both past and present.
In the UK there is a dizzying array of food from around the world available to the Brits to try. Almost every country from across the globe’s food is sold in restaurants and takeaways across Britain. Even though the British thoroughly enjoy a Chinese or Indian takeaway at the weekends for a treat nothing quite beats the traditional dishes that originate from the four countries that make-up the UK. Even the world-renowned celebrity chefs in the UK have been gravitating back towards traditional British dishes in their cookbooks and television shows, albeit often with a gourmet twist.
In this day and age literature is becoming more of a virtual art with most books, past and present, available online and downloadable to iPhones, iPads and a whole array of other devices. You might not know that Edinburgh was the first UNESCO City of Literature and is home to many world-famous novelists, three of which are mentioned in this article. You might be more familiar with Edinburgh’s excellent pubs but did you realise that several of the best drinking establishments are named after classic novels or are featured in modern Scottish fiction. There are also numerous ‘Literary Pub Tours’ to take around Edinburgh to combine these two important aspects of Edinburgh life – beer and books!