Fifty years after her death, Andrew Wilson explores the life of Sylvia Plath before her marriage to Ted Hughes, in an intimate portrait of the brilliant and tragic literary enigma based on her early poems, letters and diaries. Drawing on exclusive interviews with friends and lovers and using previously unavailable archives and papers, this is the first book to focus on the early life of the twentieth century’s most popular and enduring female poet.
Andrew Wilson is a journalist who has written for the guardian, the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Telegraph and the Observer. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith, The Lying Tongue, Harold Robbins: The Man Who Invented Sex and Shadow Of The Titanic.
Henry Kelly is famed as the face of ITV shows like Going for Gold and Game for a Laugh. Now he brings his wit and insight to BBC Radio Berkshire on Saturdays from 9am to midday.
This is part of the Highgate & Hampstead Literary Festival.