Daniel Huws became a close friend of Ted Hughes at Cambridge. In this memoir he describes the young and still carefree Ted Hughes, his Cambridge friends, his enthusiasms, his coming out as a poet, the arrival on the scene of Sylvia Plath and of their years in London.
Daniel Huws was a contemporary of Ted Hughes at Cambridge. He was Keeper of Manuscripts at the National Library of Wales until 1992. Two collections of his poetry have been published, Noth (London: Secker & Warburg, 1972) and The Quarry (London: Faber & Faber, 1999). He has written extensively, in English and Welsh, on Welsh manuscripts and on Welsh traditional music. He was awarded the Derek Allen Prize for Celtic Studies by the British Academy in 2006.
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