Faber & Faber 1st 2007
8vo, black boards with gold titling to spine, ex library with abrasion to front free endpaper from removal of library date slip + label. D/w in protective library sleeve. Library stamp to top edge of pages o/w VG++/VG++ 1075 gms
(Order reference 15294)
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.