Dylan Thomas's Wales
Ethel Ross was the guardian of Dylan Thomas's legacy for decades. Shortly after his death in 1953, she compiled a photo memoir of his haunts in south Wales. "Ugly, Lovely - Dylan Thomas's Swansea and Carmarthenshire of the 1950s in Pictures" is a touching collection of Ethel's photos accompanied by quotes from the writer's works. The book's editor, Hilly Janes, had come across the images in an old-fashioned ring binder, stored in a box, and decided to publish them as a book so others could see the poet's haunts as he had seen them himself. She tells Dan Damon the story.
(Picture: Swansea pier Credit: Ethel Ross/Parthian Books/Hilly Janes)