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  • ISBN 0340512466
  • ISBN13 978-0340512463
  • Language English
  • Author Sally Burton,Richard Burton
  • Publisher Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; New edition edition (October 1, 1989)
  • Pages 60
  • Formats lrf docx azw mobi
  • Category Biography
  • Size ePub 1420 kb
  • Size Fb2 1885 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 469

First published in 1966, this novel by Richard Burton conjures up memories of a Welsh childhood. The book has been reset and redesigned, and is being reissued here with photographs of the Welsh valleys.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The narrator recalls an anxious winter night in Wales and reveals an intense devotion to his sister, Cis, who raised him after their mother's death.

Sally Burton (née Hay), also known as Sally Hay Burton (born 21 January 1948), is an author and theatre producer, and was the fourth wife and widow of actor Richard Burton.

A Christmas Story book . Sally Burton, the author's widow, offers clarifying biographical information about her husband's Depression-era origins in Wales, where his flair for acting first evinced itself. This nostalgic volume of only 64 pages is suitable for gift-givers and enthusiasts of traditional Christmas fare. But to future acting superstar, Richard Burton, his childhood festive seasons (during the Depression) were fondly remembered as though they were indeed full of white snow.

Richard Burton and Sally Burton. SIGNED by Sally Burton to half-title page, best wishes, small area (10mm) paint stain to bottom outer corner, large tear to rear cover in middle, a few thin line surface indents to cover. Seller Inventory 75363. Published by Hodder & Stoughton (1989). ISBN 10: 0340512466 ISBN 13: 9780340512463. More information about this seller Contact this seller 1. A Christmas Story. Published by William Morrow, New York (1964).

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Richard Burton's private diaries are being published for the first time, including passionate descriptions of. .Stand back! Sally Burton just lit a literary firecracker and tossed it into the room

Richard Burton's private diaries are being published for the first time, including passionate descriptions of Elizabeth Taylor as 'a wildly exciting lover-mistress' and 'beautiful beyond the dreams of pornography. "-Sam Marsden, Daily Mail (London). Sam Marsden Daily Mail 20120815). Richard Burton diaries reveal actor's passion and shame. Stand back! Sally Burton just lit a literary firecracker and tossed it into the room. The widow of Britain's greatest film actor is presiding over the long-awaited publication of her late husband's diaries and they are beyond explosive. -Christopher Wilson, Daily Telegraph (London). Christopher Wilson Daily Telegraph ).

Burton donated the Richard Burton Collection to Swansea University in 2005 and she received an honorary fellowship from that university in 2006 . Burton, Richard (1989). Introduction by Sally Burton. Hodder & Stoughton. In 2005, Burton moved to Perth, Western Australia, where her brother and his family had lived for years.

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Short story surrounding a childhood Christmas, penned by the late actor, Richard Burton. He was raised in Wales, mainly by his elder sister and her husband. The next-to-youngest child of a large extended family, in which his mother died after the birth of Burton's younger sibling, when Burton was only 2 years old. Vivid recollections by this multi-talented man. I wish he were still alive, and had the opportunity to expand his writings.
Great little book. Makes for a wonderful Christmas tradition. I read it twice this year. Who knew Richard Burton could write so nicely
A Christmas Story by Richard Burton is a quick read which pulls the reader into the Christmas childhood memory of one of the world's most infamous stage and screen actors. Burton's endearing tale reminiscences about a particular Christmas for him in Wales. Burton draws the reader in immediately with his descriptive style and one is right there with little Rich, as he is called, experiencing the entire scene. I felt so completely drawn into the story. The reader follows and feels little Rich's fear and anxiety and the mystery surrounding this particular Christmas. We are surprised at the end of the book with his first presented gift on the Eve of Christmas!
I would have loved to read more from Richard Burton, but alas, this is the only piece that he has ever written. Suffice to say that his style is quite captivating and resonates with rich descriptions.
The book contains an afterward by his widow, Sally Burton, which provides the reader an even more intimate glimpse into his early childhood, including his mother and his 12 additional siblings! He is number 12 in the pecking order and became orphaned at the age of two. His older sister raised him and the love he feels towards her is very evident in the book; in fact, he does adores her. I am grateful for this little insight, which helped to clarify this tale even more. The reader is also treated to pictures of little Rich and his sister, Cis who raised him.
I found this "little" tale in this "little" book most delightful!
Having read Dylan Thomas' "A Child's Christmas In Wales" many, many times, I was a bit reluctant to give Richard Burton's tale a try. I should not have hesitated, as it is thoroughly delightful. Burton paints a very vivid story--based on his own childhood in a small mining community--and draws the reader into the narrative. Although there is absolutely nothing pretty or especially cheerful in the story, Burton still made me wish I had been there. That is a gifted writer!
This is a wonderful, touching story, very eloquently told. The author has a great and appealing way with the English language. It can be considered alongside Dylan Thomas' book, "A Child's Christmas In Wales" -- the two authors as children lived near each other, Thomas was 11 years older. Both books are short Christmas memoirs of their childhood in Wales. It may be that Burton was inspired by Thomas' book to write his own experience. Thomas's book is very poetic, and has surprising leaps of poetic fancy, whereas Burton's book is a simple, but eloquent telling of a moving experience and of the world, and the relationships he had as a child. There is an interesting correspondence between the two books on the topic of snow: Near the beginning of Thomas's book, he enthusiastically describes lots of snow, but Burton (who was born 11 years later and very few miles away) begins by mentioning that his Christmases occurred without that winter element. All in all, Burton’s book is a beautiful and meaningful story.