“He ripped the red hair band from her head and ravished her with such force that her silver earrings came unclipped from her ears.” February Sylvia Plath meets Ted Hughes in one of literary historys steamiest encounters
Unknown poem reveals Ted Hughes' torment over death of Sylvia Plath
In yesterday's Daily Telegraph we published the first in our three-part serialisation of the Letters of Ted Hughes. This second extract opens in the aftermath of the suicide of Hughes's first wife, the poet Sylvia Plath.
Sylvia Plath in love: A mesmerising portrait of the tragic poet as a young, sexually uninhibited sun-loving party girl - told by the lovers she discarded for Ted Hughes