This cottage has a fascinating literary history. It has been in the Morgan family since c.1850 and belonged to current resident James Morgan's great-great-grandmother Eva Campbell who married Hugh Vaughan Vaughan of Builth. It was left to her daughter Elisabeth, sister of the writer Hilda Vaughan, the wife of Charles Morgan, writer and theatre critic. Kingsley Amis was a visitor as was the actress Angharad Rees. Both Hilda and Charles would write at Cliff Cottage during their visits. Elisabeth Vaughan occasionally babysat for Dylan's children. Kingsley Amis (1922-1995) wrote the Booker prize winning novel 'The Old Devils' here. He had little time for Dylan, but was friendly with Swansea solicitor Stuart Thomas who led the Dylan Thomas Trust, of which Amis became a trustee. In his book, the town of Birdarthur is clearly Laugharne - it features a poet's grave, a convivial bar and 'Brydan's Walk'.
The view from Dylan's Walk
Cliff Cottage, Cliff House & the Boathouse. c. 1930 Cliff House burnt down in the 1980s.
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