Dylan Thomas: The Collected Letters (2 volume set)
Dylan Thomas was not only a gifted poet, but an expressive letter writer. Charming, funny and indiscreet, his correspondence offers an insight into his thoughts, feelings and opinions as he drank, begged and borrowed his way through his flamboyant life. Edited by Dylan Thomas expert Paul Ferris, this new, two-volume edition includes more than 100 previously unpublished letters. The volumes included in this set are: Dylan Thomas The Collected Letters Volume I: 1931-1939 (Read more...)Dylan Thomas The Collected Letters Volumes II: 1939-1953 (Read more...)
Painters, Ploughmen and Places
This blend of history, nature writing and memoir examines how people have responded to the land from the 18th century to the present day, including the Romantic poets’ fascination with the Lake District, and the more practical considerations of the agricultural improvers. Anna Pavord celebrates the beauty of the British landscape, considers how it has affected and inspired its inhabitants, and explores the ways in which a sense of place can help to define cultural identity.
The Prince of Wales and the Women He Loved
Known to his friends as Bertie, Edward, Prince of Wales, was the eldest son of Queen Victoria and heir to the throne. He was also a notorious womanizer whose affairs gave rise to scandal, divorce and suicide. This biography surveys the diverse gallery of women who became his lovers: the actresses Lillie Langtry and Sarah Bernhardt, the socialite-turned-socialist Daisy Brooke, the philanthropist Agnes Keyser, and Jennie Churchill, the wife of Randolph Churchill and mother of Winston.