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Dylan Thomas - The Pubs (hardback)

Jeff Towns, Wyn Thomas  Other books by Jeff Towns, Wyn Thomas

A pictoral tour of some of the pubs Dylan Thomas attended in Swansea, west Wales, Oxford, London and the USA. This book will put Dylan Thomas's love of public houses and liking of drink into its proper perspective. Events that happened to him in and around pubs are reflected in his famous works and these are discussed in the book.

Table of Contents:


The Uplands Hotel

The Bay View

The Three Lamps

The No Sign Wine Bar

The No. 10

The Queens

The Bush Hotel


The Mermaid

The Antelope

The Worm's Head Hotel, Gower

The Boars Head, Carmarthenshire


Browns Hotel

The Cross

The Black Lion, New Quay


The Fitzroy Tavern

The Wheatsheaf


The White Horse Tavern, New York

The Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston

The Players, Los Angeles

ISBN: 9781847718167

Category: History

Language: English



  "The book is possibly one of the most interesting, and certainly one of the most informative, of the books ever written about the locations of the social life of Wales's most celebrated poet. It cries out to be enjoyed by anyone and everyone, not only by those with a steadfast and uncompromising love of Dylan Thomas and his work." - Liz Whittaker

  "This book isn't an attempt to explore and explain Thomas' drinking but instead show the central part the pub played in his creative process. This is therefore a roadmap of Thomas' life through the drinking holes he frequented across Wales, London and the States, taking in the characters he encountered along the way. Crammed with personal anecdotes, this is and exhaustively-researched and lovingly-illustrated book that chronicles the talent and times of a man whose alcoholism eventually killed him aged just 39." - RedHanded Magazine

  "In Dylan Thomas: The Pubs, Jeff Towns and Wyn Thomas have succeeded in delivering a book that not only finds a place on a heavily burdened bookshelf of works on Wales' favourite poet, but have created a volume accessible to the lay reader that will also delight those who have travelled this road before." - Steven Jones, Cymru Culture

  "Pubs were Dylan Thomas's natural habitat. They provided companionship, inspiration and beer, of which he was particularly fond. That's why fans of his semi-autobiographical short stories or the posthumously published radio talks, Quite Early One Morning, will delight in this volume...
Such nostalgic and amusing anecdotes give the book all the warmth of a cosy pub and it's written, I would suggest, in a style which Thomas would have approved of. The book is enriched by Wyn Thomas's splendid images of the many pubs with an update of what they are like today." - Gwyn Griffiths, Morning Star

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