Ted Hughes’s writing desk and chair

Help us buy the ink-stained table and chair where Ted Hughes wrote his poems

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Pack of six notecards of the beautiful stained glass windows inspired by Ted Hughes's poetry.

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Estimated delivery: 1 May 2018

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A morning or afternoon/early evening tour of Hughes’s Cambridge and College, on a mutually convenient date, conducted by Mark and Pat. An introduction to the highlights of our Hughes collection. Lunch or dinner at High Table.

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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2018

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A morning or afternoon/early evening tour of Hughes’s Cambridge and College, on a mutually convenient date, including the opportunity to sit and write at Hughes’s desk. Mark and Pat will guide you on a tour of the Ted Hughes collection, including his undergraduate room where he dreamed of a burned fox. You will see a manuscript of The Thought-Fox, four of Hughes’s fishing rods, his pike, George Adamson’s original artwork for The Iron Man, and more. Lunch or dinner at High Table. A signed copy of Mark’s book, The Catch: fishing for Ted Hughes, on its publication.

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Estimated delivery: 1 June 2019

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A morning or afternoon/early evening tour of Hughes’s Cambridge and College, on a mutually convenient date, including the opportunity to sit and write at Hughes’s desk. Mark and Pat will guide you on a tour of the Ted Hughes collection, including his undergraduate room where he dreamed of a burned fox. You will see a manuscript of The Thought-Fox, four of Hughes’s fishing rods, his pike, George Adamson’s original artwork for The Iron Man, and more. Lunch or dinner at High Table and a night’s accommodation at Pembroke. A signed copy of Mark’s book, The Catch: fishing for Ted Hughes, on its publication.

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Estimated delivery: 1 June 2019