For any of you unfamiliar with the Welsh accent in general and the south Welsh accent
in particular, if you want to know what Gareth would sound like, take a few minutes
and watch this clip by comedian Rhod Gilbert, who comes from Carmarthen.
One of my readers has actually traced the steps of my characters in Named of the
Dragon while on a visit to Wales. I stumbled across her trip photos on the Internet
several years ago and was really amazed. She’s even got the ducks crossing the road.
And Gareth’s horse! (NOTE: This used to be a link to that photo collection, but I’m
afraid I can’t find it now, so if anyone else does, or knows where it’s gone to,
please drop me a note.)