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Dylan Thomas reads an extract from Reminiscences of Childhood - Ugly Lovely Town

In an extract from a much longer piece, Dylan Thomas remembers his childhood in Swansea in the First World War – an ‘ugly lovely town’, as he puts it in the famous line. He recounts games on the sea front, contrasts Swansea with the rest of Wales and wonders about a country called ‘The Front’ from where people never came back. He wrote and recorded the first version of this for the BBC in February 1943, when he and his family were living in war-ravaged London.


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