Football - Ted Hughes 1995 - Prospero Press / Clarion Publishing, Neatham Mill - Number 230 of a Limited Edition of 499 copies In Football Ted Hughes ‘tells the story of his father’s last days as a footballer for Hebden Bridge. The explosive colour images by Christopher Battye echo Mr Hughes’s experience of Gallipoli and the shameful behaviour of the football crowd in his last game’. - Richard Price, Parenthesis.

Printed concertina style, each colourful illustration by Christopher Battye has been gazed.
  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. Ted Hughes Society Journal, web. Parenthesis: The Journal of the Fine Press Book Association (No. 10, Nov 2004).
  Condition: Fine   Ref: 107107   Price: HK$ 700