Nov 3, 2010

Matthew Rhys's first book - Patagonia

Patagonia has long intrigued many an intrepid traveller, particularly the Welsh, who flock to this area of South America to trace the footsteps of their ancestors, founders of a Welsh speaking colony in the area back in 1865, which still survives to this day.

Hollywood actor and Welshman Matthew Rhys, is one such traveller. Patagonia is a photographic account of his month-long journey on horseback from the Atlantic to the Andes. His co-riders were all descendants of the 30 Welsh-speakers who had made the same gruelling journey 125 years ago.

Evocative black-and-white photography features throughout, along with extended captions for each of the 90 images. Penned by Matthew Rhys, these provide the reader with first-hand insight into the demands of the trek and an overview of the lives of his fellow travellers.

The author’s introduction will also provide the journey’s historical context, and will remind the reader of the pioneering courage of those Welshmen who originally established the Welsh colony in Patagonia.


Title: PATAGONIA ISBN: 9781848511972

Author: Matthew Rhys Price: £19.99

Category: Travel / Photography Format: 200mmx300mm, hb, 120pp

Publication date: 30th October 2010


  • Matthew Rhys hails from Cardiff but currently lives in Los Angeles.
  • He is most well known for his role in hit American TV series Brothers and Sisters which attracts approx. 10 million viewers per episode.
  • He is a familiar face worldwide following his critically acclaimed portrayal of Dylan Thomas in 2008 Hollywood film The Edge of Love.

AVAILABLE FROM: Gardners Books Ltd, 1 Whittle Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6QH
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