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Ted and I: A Brother's Memoir free pdf On 17 August 1930, nine-year-old Gerald Hughes was introduced to his new baby brother, Ted, born in the middle of the night by the light of a bright star. From the moment Ted could toddle, they were inseparable, with Ted following his older brother everywhere: roaming the Yorkshire countryside, camping, making fires, pitching tents, hunting rabbits, rats, wood pigeon and stoats, flying kites, building model planes, fishing. All these adventures were to fuel the future Poet Laureate's fascination with wildlife and the countryside, many of his finest poems having their roots in these early experiences. Those carefree, magical days are beautifully recalled in these pages, along with delightful portraits of the close-knit family Hughes - Mam, Dad, grandparents and a host of colourful aunts and uncles. Although their paths were to diverge they remained close to the last. Through his visits to England and their frank and regular correspondence, Gerald was privy to the vicissitudes of his brother's life - the traumatic lows, the triumphant highs - and he writes about these later times also, drawing on Ted's letters and on Sylvia Plath's, some hitherto unpublished, as well as on the recollections of their sister Olwyn and of Ted's widow Carol. Gerald Hughes's poignant and delightful memoir is further enriched by a touching foreword by Frieda Hughes, Ted and Sylvia's daughter, as well as by the author's own sketches, and by a wealth of family photos, many of which have never been seen before.

About Gerald Hughes

GERALD HUGHES is an exceptional 92-year-old who has had a wonderful journey from a humble British birthplace to his home today in Melbourne, Australia. Like his brother Ted, Gerald has a long-standing fascination with wildlife and the natural world.

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Author : Gerald Hughes
Publisher : Biteback
Data Published : 04 October 2012
ISBN : 1849544905
EAN : 9781849544900
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 151 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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