chapter  11
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In Search of the Autobiography of Ted Hughes

In June 1999 I received a contract from Viking Press to write a book about Ted Hughes, with the expectation of completing a manuscript by the end of the year 2000. Explicitly stated in the prospectus was my intention not to write a biography. Ted Hughes would have been dead for only fourteen months and three days when the new Millennium arrived; members of his family and many of his friends were still in mourning for him.