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Author: Dylan Thomas Narrator: Dylan Thomas Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2003 ISBN: 9780060743031
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First recorded in February of 1952, this remastered recording of Dylan Thomas reading A Child’s Christmas in Wales recalls all of the sights, smells, and sounds of a long-ago Christmas.

Thomas’s wonderful recollection of this holiday in the seaside town of his youth is captured in this vivid performance. Also included are five poems selected and read by Dylan Thomas, including arguably his most well-known Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.

A Child’s Christmas in Wales
Fern Hill
Do Not Go Gentle Into
That Good Night
In the White Giant’s Thigh
Ballad of the
Long-Legged Bait
Ceremony After a Fire Raid

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The piece continues to work beautifully, blending the mock heroics of childhood with enduring images of the annual rituals of the seasonThe language is enchanting and the poetry shines with an unearthly radiance.”

    New York Times

  • “If you’d rather not gather your holiday eve around the TV, then build a fire and try a new tradition fixed back in WalesHow he laced so many lines with perfect imagery is beyond me...this book is a holiday pearl.” 

    Bloomsbury Review

  • “Larger-than-life Dylan Thomas possessed a delicate aptness of detail in his writing, and his poetic sensibility shows in every crafted description in A Child’s Christmas in Wales. The story avoids sentiment or nostalgia and gets right to the sublime nature of new snow and mischief…Thomas’s deep, thunderous voice belies his sense of humor, which is amply evident.” 


  • “Should become as much a tradition of Christmas as the wreath on the door and the tree in the window.”


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About the Author

Dylan Thomas (1914–1953) was a Welsh poet best known for his poems “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” and “Fern Hill.” He also wrote many short stories, film scripts, and broadcast stories and did a series of lecture tours in the United States.