Was it alcohol abuse, diabetes, a heart attack, medical incompetence – all reasons previously advanced? And was Thomas himself at fault? What part was played by his lover, Liz Reitell, her doctor Milton Feltenstein, hospital doctors McVeigh and Glibertson, the literary impressario John Malcolm Brinnin?
Leading Dylan Thomas authority David N. Thomas draws on his extensive research, and uncovers startling new evidence, to produce the definitive answers in a superbly written account which balances historical context with forensic detail, Thomas' character with the demands made upon him by friends, lovers and his reading public. His verdict is a chilling study of a poet, a place and a death.
David Thomas is the author of several books on Dylan Thomas, including Dylan Thomas: A Farm, Two Mansions and a Bungalow, an account of his life in wartime west Wales, which has been made into the film, The Edge of Love, starring Keira Knightly and Sienna Miller.