Wendy Mewes Writer, Walker, Guide

Member of The Society of Authors, Travelwriters UK, Association des Ecrivains bretons

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For Signal Books.

My contribution to their Landscapes of the Imagination series is
BRITTANY – A CULTURAL HISTORY

This takes a thematic approach with chapters such as Stone, Sea, Forest, Town, Island relating landscape to Breton legend, history, society and culture. The book draws on the rich oral legacy which places Brittany firmly in the Celtic tradition, as well as the works of writers, poets, painters and travellers who have been inspired by the region.

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 Booklets (also in French)

The Monts d’Arrée

Sites History Legends Walking

Huelgoat

Town map History Legends Walking


Travelogue.

Crossing Brittany

the story of an emotional journey along the
Nantes-Brest Canal

 History and legends.

Legends of Brittany

famous and obscure legends from the oral tradition, with historical and cultural context

Discovering the
History of Brittany

concise and clear outline of Brittany’s complex history

 Walking.

Walks in Finistere (2017)

A new collection of town, country and coastal walks. Includes features on places of special interest to walkers: the Monts d’Arrée, the Nantes-Brest Canal and the island of Ouessant. Detailed maps, information on sights along the way. Spiral bound for ease of use.

The Nantes-Brest Canal

factual and practical guide to the Nantes-Brest Canal, with full maps

Walking the Brittany Coast

exploring the spectacular
Atlantic coastline

Walking and other activities in Finistere

36 circular walks in the varied landscape of Finistere

The Saints’ Shore Way

coastal connections between Brittany and Britain

 Footprint guides.


Brittany West Coast (Footprint Focus)

Area specific text taken from the main guide

Brittany
(Footprint guide)

Tourist guide to the region, including restaurant and hotel reviews

Spirit of Place in Finistere

(2017)

A look at what makes some places distinctive, and an exploration of our emotional connection to landscape.

Sites featured in the descriptive essays include the exceptional Neolithic site of Barnenez, the forest of Huelgoat and the ancient Pont Krac’h.

(French version available - L’Esprit du Lieu en Finistère)