A Child’s Christmas in Wales – a book recommendation for December

The Staircase 9 17 Bookshelf choice for December is A Child's Christmas in Wales, by Dylan Thomas (1914 - 1953)     It's a nostalgic and funny account of Christmas time in Swansea, south Wales, during the years of Thomas's youth.  Here's the description of what happens when there is a fire at the Prothero household:…

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What, you too?

I thought I was the only one."   Today's Friday Food for Thought comes from C.S. Lewis (1898 - 1963), English novelist and academic. His circle of literary friends, known as The Inklings, included J.R.R. Tolkien. They met regularly at the Eagle and Child pub in Oxford, nicknamed the Bird and Baby.   Did you know?…

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams…

And you will always look lovely."   Today's Friday Food for Thought is a quote from The Twits by Roald Dahl (1916 - 1990), novelist, children's author, screenwriter and fighter pilot. Did you know? Roald Dahl was named after the Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen. He was born in Llandaff, Wales.  There is a blue plaque on…