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Jeff Towns

A Pearl of Great Price: The Love Letters of Dylan Thomas to Pearl Kazin

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‘I kiss your heart. I kiss you everywhere.’ 
 
It is a warm spring day in New York and Dylan Thomas pushes through the plush revolving doors of the Harper’s Bazaar office, in the heart of Manhattan. He is taking a chance on selling a story, A Child’s Christmas in Wales. He’s already sold the story a couple of times but he is always short of money. He is alone and a long way from home.
 
He meets Pearl Kazin, a writer and editor and a woman out to make her own mark on the city. She takes the story. An intense and passionate relationship begins. They negotiate a time together of fleeting love, wishes and words.
 
Pearl kept the letters he sent to her. Dylan kept nothing but his memories.
 
‘Pearl, darling… I’ll sit in the Savage, drinking Punch and reading sherry until your letter comes. The world is empty this side of the damned sea. I love you, Dylan.’
 
Six letters, never before published, sent from Dylan Thomas to Pearl Kazin, along with a couple of snapshots of them together in London. They are a record of a love affair, an intense journey that
was immensely important to both of them.
 
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