“A wonderful exploration – written with insight and empathy. Julie Brominicks’ travelogue offers a perceptive and passionate introduction to Wales, its landscape and its people.” Angharad Price (O! Tyn y Gorchudd!/ The Life of Rebecca Jones)

“Socially engaged, ecologically informed and politically aware, this is an invaluable guide to understanding Wales past, present and future and you can only hope that this is not the last we’ll be hearing from her.” Steven Andrew, Morning Star

“Nobody else writes this beautifully in quite this way…” Steven Lovatt (Birdsong in a Time of Silence)

“The travelogue elements burst with beautiful descriptive prose which pick up the minutia of everyday moments” Dave Hamilton, BBC Countryfile Magazine


Watch Pete Telfer of Culture Colony’s gorgeous film (thanks to his skills and intelligent questions) about the book. Working with Pete really made me appreciate the art and craft of film-making.


The official launch was held in Machynlleth in November 2022. Oedd y lawnsiad swyddogol yn y Senedd-dy, Machynlleth, Mis Tachwedd 2022. I fe weld eto / to see it again…


And thanks also to Steven Andrew for this review in The Morning Star

‘The Edge of Cymru is the result of that lengthy walk, and a fantastic travelogue it is too. Funny, moving, idiosyncratic and occasionally dark, it’s a wonderful portrait of contemporary Wales and for those reasons alone it makes for a pleasurable and insightful read.

With an eye for the commonplace and the not-so-commonplace, Brominicks seamlessly combines personal and sometimes autobiographical reflections with a relevant and detailed knowledge about everything from ecology to historical background.

Brominicks also brings to her writing a passionate, inquisitive and non-judgemental interest in the lives, outlook and circumstances of the people and communities that she encounters.’

Read the full review here…


A lovely review by author Dave Hamilton in BBC Countryfile Magazine

I love this review by Steven Lovatt – author of the excellent Birdsong in a Time of Silence, published by Penguin.