Planet 231

Nicholas Murray reviews
Edward Thomas and Wales
edited by Jeff Towns


Parthian, £9.99

Born in south London but to Welsh-speaking parents, Edward Thomas’s Welshness has often been occluded by his image as celebrant of the English countryside, his most famous poem a hymn to the tranquil stasis of the English Cotswolds in high summer on the eve of the outbreak of the First World War.

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