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By Jasper Rees

Jasper Rees has continuously desired to be Welsh. yet regardless of Welsh grandparents (and a Welsh surname) he's an Englishman: by means of delivery, upbringing and temperament.

In this singular, hilarious love letter to a wonderful nation so usually misunderstood, Rees units out to accomplish his aim of turning into a Welshman via studying to sing, play, paintings, worship, imagine – and particularly, communicate – like one. at the approach he meets priests, tenors and politicians, and attempts his hand at rugby and lambing – the entire whereas weaving jointly his own tale with Wales's wealthy heritage. Culminating in a nail-biting attempt of Rees's Welsh-speaking ability on the nationwide Eisteddfod, this exuberant trip of self-discovery celebrates the significance of nationwide id, and the enjoyment of belonging.

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And in doing that part I was able to just express myself. Like I say, I "honestly expressed myself" at that time. And, because of that, I received favorable mention in The New York Times, which said something like: "Bruce Lee, a Chinaman, who, incidentally, came off quite convincingly enough to earn himself a television series" and so on and so forth. [It was the] first time in my life that I had any kind of review for my acting. I'm glad they were favorable. The people at Paramount asked me to go back and do a television series.

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