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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’ 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 what is perhaps his most well-known: Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night.

Also included are:
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
Fern Hill
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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