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The Poet and the Private Eye

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Published in celebration of Dylan Thomas' 100th birthday. New York 1953. A private investigator takes on a tail job for Time Magazine. His quarry is a poet, newly arrived from the UK, who is suing the magazine for libel. The private eye has never heard of him, but he will soon. The mark is the Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas. And in three weeks time, Mr. Thomas will be dead. ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 28th 2014 by Lolfa (first published June 21st 2014)
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Sep 06, 2014 Rhianon rated it really liked it
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An imaginative tale following in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas during his last few weeks in New York before his untimely death. As Thomas staggers his way through the various watering holes in the city the unconventional poet's journey is told through the eyes of private investigator Jimmy and their lives soon interlink. As a reminder of the real events that form the basis to this novel, we are also rewarded with snippets of Thomas' flourishing poetic prose, which add strength to the story. A ...more
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