A new book claims that the Holy Grail is most certainly in Wales. The funny thing is that the author actually argues with Dan Brown as if his opinion was in some way academically and methodologically valid. I also like this passage in the article:
More recently a theory was put forward by former Western Mail journalist and bard, Owen Morgan, who claimed the Grail was not an object but the beautiful landscape of Wales.
In my personal opinion, the Holy Grail is also not an object. It has become a symbolic representation of the money that can be potentially spent by tourist in any given location. As peddlers at Renaissance fairs like to cry out: “Holy Grails! Get them while their holy!”
The book’s title is:
Eternal Chalice: The Enduring Legend of the Holy Grail (I.B.Tauris, £18.99)