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A Childhood Encounter with Dylan

Writer Andrew Davies reflects on the influence of Dylan Thomas on him as a child growing up in Wales in the 1950s.

Recorded at the Laugharne Live Festival, in the grounds of Laugharne Castle, West Wales, in 2014.
Five leading writers and artists reflect on the ways in which they connect with one of Wales's most famous cultural exports, Dylan Thomas.

Andrew Davies reflects on the influence of Dylan Thomas on a child growing up in Wales in the 1950s, with aspirations to be a writer. A day trip to Rhossili beach and a Cornish pasty chimed with Davies's role model's account in "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog", but was this the gateway to a future as a poet?

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