Prof John Goodby
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Dylan Thomas: GP's memoir reveals 'time capsule'

Newly-discovered documents have cast doubt on Dylan Thomas' reputation as a hard-drinking womaniser.

The poet is described as "shy and retiring" in a previously unseen memoir written by the Thomas family's GP.

Prof John Goodby of Swansea University, who discovered the documents, said they confirmed the poet's life in Wales "wasn't sensational."

"He was fairly modest, he was sober," said Prof Goodby.

He showed BBC Wales arts and media correspondent Huw Thomas the evidence.

  • 13 May 2016
  • From the section Wales
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