To mark the centenary commemorations of the death of poet Edward Thomas, OffScript visited the Special Collections Archive at Cardiff University which holds the largest collection of Edward Thomas materials in the world. Gary Raymond talks to archivist Alison Harvey and Thomas scholar Professor Katie Gramich about the life and work of one of Wales’ most important poets.
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Over a hundred years since its first release, Cardiff University’s archive has come together with Little Toller to publish the words and photographs of Edward Thomas, in what is a sumptuous snapshot of a world long gone.
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