For those interested, Christopher Reid's selected and edited The Letters of Ted Hughes is now available in the US through Farrar, Straus and Giroux (published 16 September). I'm slowly reading this book, purchased last year in London after the Oxford Sylvia Plath 75th Year Symposium. It's ... interesting, and there are some things I'm learning - or re-learning if I've forgotten them. There are several pictures of Plath from the Hughes papers at Emory that will be new to many of her readers. Shirley Dent at the Guardian had a very good booksblog piece on the 22nd entitled "Focus on the work, not the writer's life". As I'm better prepared to discuss the writer's life, I enjoyed this article. It is the writer's work that stems from the writer's life (in certain writer's, that is) that makes thier life become of such interest... My website for Sylvia Plath, A celebration, this is , will be offline very briefly on 30 September. I'