Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was one of Britain's most important poets, his work infused with myth; a love of...

Ted Hughes The Unauthorised Life

Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was one of Britain's most important poets, his work infused with myth; a love of nature,...

Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2015 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZEA magisterial life of Ted Hughes – identified recently as the only English poet since the First World War with a claim to true...

Bright Star, Green Light: The Beautiful and Damned Lives of John Keats and F. Scott Fitzgerald

A dazzling biography of two interwoven, tragic lives: John Keats and F. Scott Fitzgerald. ‘For awhile after you quit Keats,’ Fitzgerald once wrote, ‘All other...

The Poet Who Changed the World William Wordsworth and the Romantic Revolution

W.H. Auden wrote, upon the death of Yeats, that ‘poetry makes nothing happen.’ Jonathan Bate’s book is a refusal of that idea; a vivid celebration of Wordsworth as a poet...