At the Bright Hem of God: Radnorshire Pastoral

By: Peter J. Conradi

Catalogue Number: 44K-W7SV

At the Bright Hem of God: Radnorshire Pastoral

  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Poetry Wales Press
  • ISBN: 9781854114907
More product information
Back to top

Buy on Tesco Direct from:

Available from Tesco Tesco

£9.99 Save £3.00


currently unavailable

Sorry, this product is currently unavailable.

Do you want us to email you when this product is back in stock?

Delivery Options

  • Delivery options will be shown at checkout (or enable JavaScript to show on this page).

We've carefully chosen all our Tesco Partners, to give you even more choice when you shop with us online.

  • Browse a wider range of specialist products, all in one place
  • Collect Clubcard points on every order
  • Stay protected with the Tesco Partner Guarantee – we’re here to support you when buying from an approved Tesco Partner.


Radnorshire, a county rural and remote. The lives of its sparse population continue to be shaped by the wild landscape of valleys and mountains in ways that for Britain now lie in the past. Yet down the centuries Radnorshire has fascinated and inspired, as a place of contemplation, exploration, creation and retreat. In At the Bright Hem of God Peter J. Conradi examines both his own relationship with the place and responses to it by writers from Gerald of Wales,who passed through in 1176, to the present day. On the way he takes in fifteenth century court poets; the metaphysicals Herbert, Vaughan and Traherne; the Romantic poets and Rousseau (who almost lived there and whose ideas did); diarist Francis Kilvert and his editor William Plomer; artist Eric Gill and poet David Jones; Bruce Chatwin, whose On the Black Hill is the most famous Radnorshire novel; and poets R.S.Thomas, Roland Mathias and Ruth Bidgood, the county's current remembrancer. The result is an astonishing account,a trip across landscapes and borders - physical, emotional and intellectual - the culmination of over forty years of visiting and living there. Conradi's perceptive narrative is complemented by superb ink drawings by the Radnorshire artist Simon Dorrell to produce a beautiful book, a love letter to a place still hidden from most of the country.

1 1
Close overlay and continue

We value your opinion

Leave quick feedback Or Complete our survey