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Under Storm's Wing
RRP: GBP 20.00
ISBN: 978 1 847779 57 1
Categories: 20th Century, British, War writings, Welsh, Women
Imprint: Lives and Letters
Published: July 2012
320 pages (print version)
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Paperback, Hardback, eBook (Kindle), eBook (PDF)
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Here is a portrait of the poet by his wife which has no equal, not even in Mary Shelley's sketches of her husband. --New Statesman
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, the youngest daughter of Edward and Helen. Myfanwy 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.
List of Illustrations
A Note on the Text
One: As It Was
Two: World Without End
Three: Letters from Helen 1896-1917
Four: A Remembered Harvest
Five: Myfanwy's Childhood Memories
Appendix: Six Letters from Robert Frost to Edward Thomas
'Here is a portrait of the poet by his wife which has no equal, not even in Mary Shelley's sketches of her husband.'
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