With this being the centenary of Dylan Thomas’ birth, I thought I would re-blog this…….
I was chatting to a friend recently who was thinking of visiting Swansea, and they asked what there was to see in the area. As well as the outstanding beauty of the Gower Peninsula, which is just to the west of Swansea, one thing to see in Swansea are things relating to one of one of city’s most famous sons, Dylan Thomas. There is his childhood home and school, as well as a museum with lots of information about him. About 45 further west is the small village of Laurghane (or Talacharn to give it its proper Welsh name), where Thomas lived and wrote for much of his adult life.
Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea in 1914, and is considered one of the finest English language poets of his generation. He is probably the best known anglo-Welsh poet, gaining considerable fame in the United States. He died an alcoholic…
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