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on 27 June 2014
As someone who considers the poetry some of the finest in the English language, but is not deep into Thomasology I enjoyed this gossipy piece of good quality journalism. I suspect there is not much that is new about Thomas's life for those well acquainted with the abundant previous biographies and memoirs. But there may be some new material on some of his friends, especially the author's father, the not insignificant painter, Fred Janes, whose three portraits of his friend Dylan give the book its title. For me the most interesting feature about the book is its portrait of a fairly close knit community of cultural icons, with modest social backgrounds, from the small city of Swansea. Had they been Londoners, and had more money behind them, one can't help feeling they would have become as well known as the Bloomsbury set.
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on 10 September 2014
I really enjoyed this. I was pleased to see some of the old Dylan myths being balanced by a clear, thoughtful story of his relationships with Janes and Watkins and Dan Jones and the rest of the Swansea Kardomah gang. Particularly pleased to read some of the post-Dylan story and to read a real effort to understand his wayward life and family. Yet the tragedy of this story isn't skimmed over. Illustrations are lovely and mostly new to me. Recommended.
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on 19 September 2015
This book is just not a look at the life of the Swansea Poet Dylan Thomas it also is an account of the life and careers of his friends. It is very intersting
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on 20 September 2014
eXCELLENT - SYMPATHETIC, FACSINATING - A VALUABLE AND UNIQUE INSIGHT INTO DYLAN THOMAS'S LIFE AND HIS PARTICULARLY CLOSE CONTEMPORARIES
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on 11 August 2014
Very readable biography in an area prone to cultural snobbery pointing out the faults as well as the wonders of Thomas and his poetry
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on 25 October 2014
Written by friends who knew the real dylan
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on 23 August 2014
Excellent book, well worth reading.
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on 15 August 2014
I enjoyed this book very much, not only because Dylan is my favourite poet, but as the author, her family and Dylan were family friends. So places and names are all familiar to me. However, this book has clarified fuzzy areas and filled in many gaps in my knowledge and understanding of the life of Dylan and his piers.
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on 3 September 2014
Excellent
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on 17 July 2014
Very good
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