In July 1943 The Young Welsh Poet And Soldier Alun Lewis, Already Recognized As One Of The Outstanding Writers Of His Generation, Arrived On Sick Leave At The House Near Madras, India Of Freda Aykroyd, A Devotee Of Literature And The Wife Of A British Scientist Lewis And Aykroyd Fell In Love Instantly Their Affair, Which Lasted Until Lewis S Mysterious Death On The Arakan Front In March 1944, Inspired Some Of The Finest Of His Wartime Poems As Well As An Extraordinary Cache Of Letters Published Here For The First Time The Letters Throw Fresh Light On Lewis S Passionate And Troubled Nature And The Background To His Literary Output At A Time When He Was At The Height Of His Creative Powers In Her Preface, Freda Aykroyd Charts The Haunting Story Of Their Relationship And Its Tragic Outcome.
Lewis was born in Cwmaman on the 1st July 1915.When he was 11 he won a scholarship to Cowbridge Grammar School, and it was here that he began to write well crafted, thought provoking fiction A bright and sensitive boy, his talent for writing was evident from a young age and didn t go unnoticed by his teachers he had several stories, including The Tale of the Dwarf and The End of the Hunt , pu
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