Dylan Thomas returned time and again in his verse to Wales, particularly the area around Laugharne, which gave rise to his most famous verse play, Under Milk Wood. Come to know the Welsh towns and countryside that were his home and inspiration, with Hilary Laurie, the editor in charge of his estate, as your guide. The writer's haunts include Cwmdonkin Park opposite his parents' house in Swansea; his aunt's farm at Fernhill; the long, curving shore at Rhossili on the Gower peninsula; and the fields and farms around Llanstephan, where his mother's relatives lived. The color and black-and-white photographs show the places he loved, as well as Thomas himself--as a young boy posing in a photographer's studio with his mother, sister, and a family friend, preparing for a radio broadcast. A vivid sense of the man and the country he was so passionate about is conveyed in this book. 160 pages, 60 color illus., 40 b/w illus., 7 3/8 x 9 3/4.