Top positive review
Not the complete Birthday Letters, it is what Hughes allowed to be published in his lifetime.
on 21 September 2018
I knew Ted Hughes when we both paper boys in adjacent rounds, he for his father me for Miss Beverley. We were all outdoor children in the 1930's me in the Pitt Street gang of boys,Ted and his brother loners. Our paths diverted when I went into Engineering. His work I always thought exceptional although his Crow fixation poems needed a lot of reading to glean a meaning. - The Birthday Letters, a story of part of his life, flows along and is hard to put down, it has gaps, which is understandable in his eventful life.