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Radio Guest List–National Library of Wales–June 15, 2013

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Wales holds a special place for Peter, but sometimes it’s hard to find the words to explain why.  Perhaps that’s why he continues to return. It comes down to the simple things: the air, the sky, the people, the history…and did we mention the air?  It’s one of the places Peter sleeps the best, always with the windows open. Find out more reasons why Wales is so special this weekend when Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth.

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Featured guests include:

Huw Davies, owner of the bed & breakfast Ffynnon Fendigaid, discusses the history of the county of Ceredigion, and how quiet country life compares to living in London.

Arwel “Rocet” Jones, director of public services at The National Library of Wales, shares anecdotes about the library and talks about Welsh historical literature and poets.

Sue Balsom, representative of the Cambrian Mountains Historical Society, explores the history of “The Green Desert of Wales” and its historical routes that are still accessible today.

Rob Reen, artist and owner of the boutique hotel Ynyshir Hall, formerly Queen Victoria’s summer home, talks about the queen and renovations since her time, as well as his paintings that adorn the hotel.

Susan Rice, project manager at Wales Coast Path, looks at some of the history of the path, and provide tips on the best ways to experience it.

John Wake, author, King Arthur enthusiast, and former detective, talks about how Wales could make more of the history of King Arthur, and what travelers can expect to see when they explore the country.

Mari Elin Jones, curator of the Dylan Thomas Centenary in 2014, speaks about the various writings of Dylan Thomas and the never-before-displayed holdings that will present at the celebrations.

Keith Rees, head craftsperson at the National Wool Museum, discusses the history of wool, its popularity in Wales today, and even reveals how many sheep are needed to create a skein of wool.

Rhian Edwards, the first writer in residence at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, shares her poetry as well as the tradition and lineage of poetry in Wales.

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