At the outset of his career Ted Hughes described letter writing as 'excellent training for conversation with the world', and he was to become a prolific master of this art which combines writing and talking.
This selection begins when Hughes was seventeen, and documents the course of a life at once resolutely private but intensely attuned to other lives (including a readership comprising both adults and children): a life pared down to essentials and yet eventful, peripatetic, at times publicly controversial.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 784 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 01/11/2007
- Category: Autobiography: literary
- ISBN: 9780571221387