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The Changing Face of Cardiff
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"The Changing Face of Cardiff" is different from all the other Cardiff books published by Brian Lee in that it deals entirely with places rather than faces. For the first time ever, the author uses colour images - as well as black and white ones - to depict the ever changing capital city of Wales.As long ago as the 1860s, Cardiffians were commenting, some sadly, on the rapid changes taking place in their town. And even today some residents claim that the city is losing some of its character owing to these many changes.It was Matthew Williams, curator of Cardiff Castle, who said that 'nothing evokes nostalgia quite like an old photograh' and this fascinating book has more than 350 of them including a selection of colour postcards which focus on the city's main streets, parks and docks area.In addition to photographic images, Lee has included the absorbing chapter, 'Before The Camera', in which the Cardiff of old is seen through the eyes of artists such J. Newman by way of a number of wonderful engravings. Brian's many readers will welcome this addition to their bookshelves.This is a fascinating guide to Wales' premier city, fully-illustrated throughout with colour and black-and-white images. It offers full historical detail, plus local anecdotes, personalities and folklore. It reviews coverage in local press.
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Born and bred in Cardiff, author and freelance writer BRIAN LEE has published 19 books-this one is the 15th about his beloved Cardiff- and he has written thousands of articles for various newspapers and magazines. Of his Memory Lane Cardiff (Breedon 2002), Meic Stephens, Professor of Welsh writing in English, University of Glamorgan, wrote: "There have been several books about Cardiff in recent years but I can recommend this one as among the most pleasing of them all".

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Born and bred in Cardiff, author and freelance writer BRIAN LEE has published 19 books-this one is the 15th about his beloved Cardiff- and he has written thousands of articles for various newspapers and magazines. Of his Memory Lane Cardiff (Breedon 2002), Meic Stephens, Professor of Welsh writing in English, University of Glamorgan, wrote: "There have been several books about Cardiff in recent years but I can recommend this one as among the most pleasing of them all".

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