Under Milk Wood and Llareggub Explained Through Dylan’s Words

By |2020-04-08T12:16:51+01:00October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This is my final blog showcasing letters from Dylan Thomas’s Collected Letters, which are now available in two paperback volumes. This letter from October 1951 was written to Princess Marguerite Caetani explaining the enclosed manuscript ‘Llareggub. A Piece for Radio Perhaps’ that eventually became his play-for-voices, Under Milk Wood. Princess Caetani was a cultured and modern woman [...]

Letters from Tehran: ‘Horrible oil-men sit in posh Guest-Houses while children from the mud-hut villages are three quarter naked, filthy and hungry’.

By |2020-04-08T12:16:51+01:00October 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

As part of my ‘Month of Letters’ blogs to mark the re-release of Dylan Thomas’s Collected Letters in two paperback volumes, here are two more letters. They were written to Dylan’s wife Caitlin Thomas in January 1951 while Dylan was in Persia on a filmmaking trip for the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. I’ve chosen these particular letters because [...]

Dylan Thomas The Collected Letters: My Personal Favourites

By |2020-04-08T12:16:51+01:00September 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

In celebration of the re-release of Dylan Thomas's Collected Letters in two paperback volumes, I am going to choose a few of my favourite letters and upload them to this blog over the next few weeks.  Many thanks to the team at Orion for giving permission for this and allowing a sneak preview of some [...]