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: Paperback
- Pages: 784 pages, Illustrations, ports
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 05/11/2009
- Category: Autobiography: literary
- ISBN: 9780571221394