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The Mermaid's Purse

Hughes, Ted (illus. Flora McDonnell)

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ISBN 10: 0571197892 / ISBN 13: 9780571197897
Published by London: Faber and Faber, 1999
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Title: The Mermaid's Purse

Publisher: London: Faber and Faber

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 1st Edition

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A collection of children's poems by the late Poet Laureate. All of them are about the sea and some of the characters who live in and around it: a bashful mussel, a boastful limpet, a thieving sandflea, an orphaned seal.

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Ted Hughes was born on 17 August 1930 in Mytholmroyd, a small mill town in West Yorkshire. His father made portable wooden buildings. The family moved to Mexborough, a coal-mining town in South Yorkshire, when Hughes was seven. His parents took over a newsagent and tobacconist shop, and eventually he went to the local grammar school.In 1948 Hughes won an Open Exhibition to Pembroke College, Cambridge. Before going there, he served two years National Service in the Royal Air Force. Between leaving Cambridge and becoming a teacher, he worked at various jobs, finally as a script-reader for Rank at their Pinewood Studios.In 1956 Hughes married the American poet Sylvia Plath, who died in 1963, and they had two children. He remarried in 1970. He was awarded the OBE in 1977, created Poet Laureate in December 1984 and appointed to the Order of Merit in 1998. He died in October 1998.Ted Hughes's first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published by Fabe

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