Tag Archives: George Borrow

Spirits of the Hill (Creepy History 9)

The following quote is from Wild Wales, by George Borrow, a book that will be familiar to regular readers of this blog as it was the subject of a most recent Journals article.  At the Potosi Mining Company at Esgyrn … Continue reading

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Corpse Candles (Creepy History 6)

The following quote is from Wild Wales, by George Borrow, a book that will be familiar to regular readers of this blog as it was the subject of the most recent Journals article. I went back the way I had … Continue reading

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Journals 8.4 – Wild Wales by George Borrow (Part 4)

This is the final part of my article on Borrow’s journal.  For the previous parts, please see the entries posted on 15th, 19th and 23rd September 2015. Borrow was not above the occasional moment of rudeness himself. On one occasion, … Continue reading

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Journals 8.3 – Wild Wales by George Borrow (Part 3)

This is the third part of my article on Borrow’s journal.  For the previous parts, please see the entries posted on 15th and 19th September 2015. Leaving Llangollen, albeit on a temporary basis, Borrow travelled to Bangor, which would serve … Continue reading

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Journals 8.2 – Wild Wales by George Borrow (Part 2)

This is the second part of my article on Borrow’s journal.  For the first part, please see the entry posted on 15th September 2015. Early the next morning I departed from Chester for Llangollen, distant about twenty miles; I passed … Continue reading

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Journals 8.1 – Wild Wales by George Borrow (Part 1)

By the time Wild Wales was published in 1862, George Henry Borrow was already a well-established travel writer, known principally for his Bible in Spain and works looking at the Romany people in Europe. He was not a particularly acclaimed … Continue reading

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