What is the Truth? A Farmyard Fable for the Young - Ted Hughes, R. J. Lloyd (illustrator) 1984 - Faber and Faber, London - First Edition A children’s fable of the search for truth amongst rural landscapes, told in prose and poetry. Humorously based around a visit to mankind that God arranges for his son who insists he wishes ‘to go down and visit mankind’ explaining that ‘it looks quite exciting. Besides, travel broadens the mind’.

Illustrated with striking drawings by R. J. Lloyd
  Ted Hughes was born in Yorkshire in 1930. His first collection of poetry, The Hawk in the Rain was published in 1957, and immediately secured his position as a poet of international stature. It was followed by numerous volumes of poetry and prose for both adults and children. Though now recognized as one of the finest poets of the 20th century, Hughes’ reputation was perhaps unfairly blackened by the suicide of his first wife, poet Sylvia Plath in 1963, and his unpopular decisions regarding Plath’s writings, which he had control of after her death. In 1998 Hughes released Birthday Letters, a collection of poems and prose that intimately portrayed Plath and their marriage; his desire to break his silence surrounding Plath’s death at this time was greatly welcomed. Hughes was appointed Poet Laureate in 1984, a post he held until his death in 1998.

Poetry Foundation, web. Faber & Faber, web.
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  Condition: Fine in fine unclipped dust jacket.   Ref: 107105   Price: HK$ 1,000