'In the beginning was the three-pointed star,
One smile of light across the empty face;
One bough of bone across the rooting air,
The substance forked that marrowed the first sun;
And, burning cophers on the round of space,
Heaven and hell mixed as they spun.'
This is a rich collection of Dylan Thomas¿s best-loved poems and stories, as well as pieces he wrote for radio and magazines. The selection spans Thomas¿s writing lifetime, and it shows the full range of this tempestuous and meticulous artist who once cheerfully claimed that he had beast, angel and madman within him.