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  • 5 stars across 40 books
    Ted Hughes was born on 17 August 1930 in Mytholmroyd, a small mill town in West Yorkshire. His father made portable wooden buildings. The family moved to Mexborough, a coal-mining town in South Yorkshire, when Hughes was seven. His parents took over a newsagent and tobacconist shop, and eventually he went to the local grammar school.In 1948 Hughes won an Open Exhibition to Pembroke College, Cambridge. Before going there, he served two years National Service in the Royal Air Force. Between leaving Cambridge and becoming a teacher, he worked at various jobs, finally as a script-reader for Rank at their Pinewood Studios.In 1956 Hughes married the American poet Sylvia Plath, who died in 1963, and they had two children. He remarried in 1970. He was awarded the OBE in 1977, created Poet Laureate in December 1984 and appointed to the Order of Merit in 1998. He died in October 1998.Ted Hughes's first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published by Fabe
    1st August 2019

    The Iron Man

    The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. Where had he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. Mankind... More

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    9th February 2016

    Solomon and Mortimer

    Solomon Crocodile and his friend Mortimer are bored. They want to find some fun, but what can they do? Tree-climbing i... More

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    4th September 2008

    How the Whale Became: And Other Stories

    Long ago when the world was brand new, before animals or birds, the sun rose into the sky and brought the first day. To ... More

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    6th March 2008

    Collected Poems for Children

    This collection brings together the poems Ted Hughes wrote for children throughout his life. They are arranged by volume... More

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    6th October 2011

    Ffangs the Vampire Bat and the Kiss of Truth

    Ffangs lives with the other vampires on Vampire Island, but he is different from the rest - he can't stand the sight of... More

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    7th October 2004

    Dreamfighter and Other Creation Tales: And Other Creation Tales

    Ted Hughes's critically acclaimed creation stories for children appear here in one collected volume for the first time. ... More

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    27th July 2002

    Iron Woman

    Full of the power and fantastic imagination of his famous book The Iron Man, this sequel from the late Poet Laureate is ... More

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    21st September 2009

    Timmy the Tug

    Ted Hughes was one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. Now, over ten years after his death, Thames & Hudson is pu... More

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    2nd October 2014

    The Iron Woman

    Mankind has polluted the seas, lakes and rivers. The Iron Woman has come to take revenge. Lucy understands the Iron Woma... More

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