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Fathoming the Lake

Saturday 21 July 2007 19:35-19:55 (Radio 3)

Llangorse Lake has always been an important, and sometimes frightening, presence in the life of writer Horatio Clare, whose childhood was spent on a hill farm nearby. In a programme recorded in his canoe on the lake at dusk, Clare salutes its legendary birds, mud-loving eels and infamous pike, and dives into the lake's myths and history. Is it bottomless, a door to another world or does it hide a drowned town?

Clare also chronicles life in South Wales, from the Ice Age, Henry IV and Owain Glyndwr to today, and shows how these times exist together, barely below the surface of the lake.

Duration:

20 minutes




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