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My Father's Places Hardcover – 5 Aug 2009

4.1 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Constable; First Edition; 1st printing. edition (5 Aug. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849010056
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849010054
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 389,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An enchanting book on every level, Aeronwy Thomas is not just her father's daughter but a skilled author in her own right (Jennifer Worth, author of Call the Midwife)

It [the Boathouse] looks a magical place for a child to explore - and so it proves in Aeronwy's clear-eyed, Laurie Lee-like memories of mudflats and sandbanks, picnics, swimming and going cockling ... this enchanted but unsentimental book ... of her wonderfully vivid childhood - is profoundly moving. (Peter Lewis Daily Mail)

A moving memoir ... beautifully drawn. (Christopher Hart The Sunday Times:)

A fantastic memoir ... both touching and humourous (Image magazine, Book of the Month)

A captivating portrait of life in the often happy, often chaotic Thomas household. (South Wales Evening Post)

Picaresque, chaotic and moving (Big Issue)

Laurie Lee-like evocation of her childhood at the celebrated Boat House. (The Oldie)

An utterly charming picture of growing up with Wales' foremost literary icon. (Waterstone's Books Quarterly)

A charming evocation of bohemian life. (Camden New Journal)

A moving tribute to a beloved parent and a lost world. (Good Book Guide)

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A beautiful, evocative memoir of growing up in the shadows of Dylan and Caitlin Thomas in Laugharne.

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