The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain

The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain [Reading] ➼ The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain Author Christopher Monger – Thomashillier.co.uk The peace of a remote Welsh village, nestling comfortably in the shadow of what the inhabitants reverently call their mountain , is rudely shatterred by the arrival of two English mapmakers who have The peace of a remote Welsh village, nestling Who Went MOBI ï comfortably in the shadow of what the inhabitants reverently call their mountain , is rudely shatterred by the arrival of two English mapmakers who have the temerity to announce that the mountain is merely a hill in geographical termsIt is a difference of only twenty feet but a greater injustice than the villagers can bear With smarting pride they band together to keep the mapmakers occupied whilst they set about putting the situation to rights whatever it takesWritten and directed by Christopher Monger, The Englishman Who Went Up a The Englishman Epub / Hill But Came Down a Mountain is a beautifully observed romantic comedy, which proves that mind over matter is still a powerful force for change.


10 thoughts on “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain

  1. Sarah Sarah says:

    I saw the movie for this book a few years ago and I found it cute and fun When I saw this book at my library s book sale, I decided to read it, but with a little trepidation I was worried the movie would have ruined the book for me Well, I was wrong The book was a lot of fun, and I will be keeping it to reread While not for everyone, this book definitely made it on my great list The book is set in a small town in Wales and is written by a Welsh author about a story he was apparently told I saw the movie for this book a few years ago and I found it cute and fun When I saw this book at my library s book sale, I decided to read it, but with a little trepidation I was worried the movie would have ruined the book for me Well, I was wrong The book was a lot of fun, and I will be keeping it to reread While not for everyone, this book definitely made it on my great list The book is set in a small town in Wales and is written by a Welsh author about a story he was apparently told as a child in Wales Because of this, the narration has an authentic feel The characters all have their own voices and quirks, which made the story fun It is a meandering story that should be read with patience Don t read it if you want a fast or exciting plot


  2. Mati Mati says:

    Charming book about the collective afford to make something good in the year 1917, which was otherwise full of pain and war Small village put afford in making their hill in to the mountain and found something very important.


  3. Els Els says:

    Charming.


  4. Sina & Ilona Glimmerfee Sina & Ilona Glimmerfee says:

    Wundervolle Geschichte ber zwei Engl nder, die im Jahr 1917 in ein kleines walisisches Dorf kommen, um den Hausberg Ffynnon Graw zu vermessen Das ganze Dorf steht Kopf als die erste Messung ergibt, dass ihr Berg kein Berg, sondern lediglich ein H gel ist Jetzt gilt es die Ehre des Dorfes zu retten, denn mit ihrem Berg beginnt Wales und so wird ein schwei treibender Plan der Kraft und Hinterlist vereint geschmiedet.Ich habe zuerst den Film mit Hugh Grant in der Hauptrolle gesehen und wollte Wundervolle Geschichte ber zwei Engl nder, die im Jahr 1917 in ein kleines walisisches Dorf kommen, um den Hausberg Ffynnon Graw zu vermessen Das ganze Dorf steht Kopf als die erste Messung ergibt, dass ihr Berg kein Berg, sondern lediglich ein H gel ist Jetzt gilt es die Ehre des Dorfes zu retten, denn mit ihrem Berg beginnt Wales und so wird ein schwei treibender Plan der Kraft und Hinterlist vereint geschmiedet.Ich habe zuerst den Film mit Hugh Grant in der Hauptrolle gesehen und wollte danach unbedingt das Buch lesen Die Geschichte des Dorfes, das aus einem H gel einen Berg macht ist sehr sch n erz hlt Feiner britischer Humor und jede Menge Teamgeist machen dieses Buch zu etwas ganz besonderem Allein die Namen sind g ttlich So gibt es Morgan den Ziegenbock, Johnny die Briefmarke, Thomas Twp und Thomas Twp II, Williams die Zapfs ule und andere liebenswerte Charaktere Der Roman soll auf einer wahren Begebenheit basieren, ist aber doch zumeist fiktiv Wer das D rfchen Ffynnon Graw auf einer Karte sucht, wird wohl nicht f ndig werden, aber es gibt eine Erz hlung ber ein Dorf und dessen Berg in der N he von Cardiff, das zur Inspiration diente Besonders humorvoll ist die tiefe Abneigung von Morgan dem Ziegenbock und Reverend Jones, die scheinbar un berbr ckbar ist Ich musste sehr h ufig schmunzeln ber die kleinen und gro en Tricks, die Morgan anwendet und ber seine amour sen Verwickelungen.Mir hat das Buch ebenso viel Freude bereitet wie der Film Es ist eine Geschichte ohne gro e Action, daf r mit ganz viel Herz und gro artigen Charakteren


  5. Laughholly Laughholly says:

    Again, I think, this book met me in the right place at the right time, though it would be charming at any time There aren t a ton of surprises in the plot, but how it gets where it s going is a lot of fun to watch It s been said that a man s character is his destiny In this story, a village s character is its destiny I read this faster than I read most books because it was consistently entertaining And on a deeper level, it s a lovely story about community, heroism found in everyday situati Again, I think, this book met me in the right place at the right time, though it would be charming at any time There aren t a ton of surprises in the plot, but how it gets where it s going is a lot of fun to watch It s been said that a man s character is his destiny In this story, a village s character is its destiny I read this faster than I read most books because it was consistently entertaining And on a deeper level, it s a lovely story about community, heroism found in everyday situations, and beautiful changes coming to people when they least expect it


  6. Kat Parsons Kat Parsons says:

    Utterly charming and had me laughing out loud in places A must read for anyone from, or familiar with South Wales The characters are believeable and the writing keeps you hooked throughout It has the right blend of comedy, tragedy and fact.For anyone who has seen the film, do not be put off The film stayed faithful to the book, including in terms of dialogue The book will give muchdepth and background to the plot and characters, and make you love them .A fantastic read, and a love Utterly charming and had me laughing out loud in places A must read for anyone from, or familiar with South Wales The characters are believeable and the writing keeps you hooked throughout It has the right blend of comedy, tragedy and fact.For anyone who has seen the film, do not be put off The film stayed faithful to the book, including in terms of dialogue The book will give muchdepth and background to the plot and characters, and make you love them .A fantastic read, and a lovely escape Wish it lasted longer


  7. Jules Morgan Jules Morgan says:

    I have read and reread this book so many times As a child, my mother used to climb the Garth, as she grew up in the neighbouring village to Taff s Well Tongwynlais the author s father was her family doctor.Having spent a lot of time in this area, an area very close to my heart, I can hear the Welsh lilt in the characters as they speak It is charming and heartwarming, and well worth a read.


  8. Poetreehugger Poetreehugger says:

    I really enjoyed this quick but cheerful read The story is about a Welsh village, nearly a century ago, during The Great War, and how a community crisis brings everyone together Comedy, romance, and some wonderfully human characters Page numbers in one of the most ridiculous fonts I ve ever seen


  9. Daniel Behn Daniel Behn says:

    Charming and witty tale of how a small tale in Wales is rattled together when two pretentious Englishmen declare their mountain a hill.Reminded me of the beautifully innocent Waking Ned Divine movie which strays from the typical Hollywood plot line to offer something sweet and memorable Charming and witty tale of how a small tale in Wales is rattled together when two pretentious Englishmen declare their mountain a hill.Reminded me of the beautifully innocent Waking Ned Divine movie which strays from the typical Hollywood plot line to offer something sweet and memorable


  10. Bethany Bethany says:

    I love the film so much, it s such a wonderful story and about the ever charming Welsh and their hurt pride over a couple of Englishman announcing that the mound which has always been the first mountain in Wales is in fact 20 metres short of being a mountain The Welsh didn t take kindly to this and planned a mission to rectify this problem.


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