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Under Storm's Wing
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ISBN: 978 0 856357 33 6
Imprint: Lives and Letters
Published: February 1988
216 x 135 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Paperback, eBook (EPUB), eBook (Kindle)
Here is a portrait of the poet by his wife which has no equal, not even in
Mary Shelley's sketches of her husband.
Under Storm's Wing collects all that Helen Thomas (1877-1967) wrote about
the poet Edward Thomas (1878-1917): the celebrated volumes As It Was and
World Without End, her letters to Edward, and separate memoirs of her
meetings with W.H. Davies, D.H.Lawrence, Ivor Gurney, Eleanor Farjeon,
Robert Frost and W.H.Hudson. The book has been assembled by Myfanwy,
Edward's and Helen's youngest daughter. She includes her own enchanted
account of childhood with her father, and the tragedy of his death at the
Battle of Arras in 1917. She adds an appendix of six letters from Robert
Frost to Edward Thomas.
Helen wrote As It Was, the story of her courtship and early marriage,
shortly after Edward's death, and World Without End a few years later. In
the original editions and later reprints fictitious names were used for the
protagonists. In this edition the actual names are restored.
The book provides a brilliant, lasting evocation of one of
Britain's best-loved poets.
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