What is Wales?
Simon Jenkins poses this question in today's Guardian newspaper in his review of The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales edited by John Davies, et al (University of Wales Press), £65.
According to Jenkins the book encapsulates Wales and is an essential addition to other classic volumes about Wales such as the Dictionary of Welsh Biography, the Companion to Welsh Literature and the Pevsner buildings of Wales series.
The project was begun in 1999 and is published separately in Welsh and English. Rightly, the entry on the English has the description "Wales's largest ethnic minority".
You can read the whole of Jenkins' review at:
and find out more about the contents of the encyclopedia at: