Quote of the Day
If it were not for Carcanet, my library would be unbearably impoverished.
Louis de Bernieres
Subscribe to our mailing list
Under Storm's Wing
Categories: 20th Century, British, War writings, Welsh, Women
Imprint: Lives and Letters
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Paperback (320 pages)
(Pub. Jun 1997)
eBook (EPUB) Needs ADE!
(Pub. Jun 1997)
To use the EPUB version, you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) installed on your device. You can find out more at https://www.adobe.com/uk/solutions/ebook/digital-editions.html. Please do not purchase this version if you do not have and are not prepared to install, Adobe Digital Editions.
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.'
We thank the Arts Council England for their support and assistance in this interactive Project.
This website ©2000-2022 Carcanet Press Ltd