Dylan Thomas and Caitlin in 1946
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Dylan Thomas's love letters to future wife at auction

15 July 2014 Last updated at 12:50 BST

Three unpublished early love letters written by Dylan Thomas to his future wife are being sold later.

They date from August 1936, a few months after the writer met Caitlin Macnamara.

He was writing from his parents' house in Cwmdonkin Drive, Swansea, to Caitlin who was living in Hampshire.

Andrew Lycett, a biographer of Dylan Thomas, explained to Oliver Hides, how their relationship had a challenging start as they met when Caitlin was still the muse of painter Augustus John.