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ALTERNATIVE VALUES - A gift for any occasion: Frieda Hughes’s illustrated poetry collection contains poems for love, marriage, life, death and addresses some of her childhood experiences as daughter of the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.

Published by Bloodaxe Books Ltd   Paperback £12.00 ISBN: 9781780372662

E-book £10.95 ISBN: 9781780372679

CC_master_rgbFrieda Hughes will exhibit her new work and 400 DAYS project, together with ALTERNATIVE VALUES paintings at



From 14th June to 17th August 2017

For the Daily Mail review link to Frieda’s book, Alternative Values, go to:



Frieda has completed a painting project based on her diary of each day from 28th November 2015 to 31st December 2016, comprising 400 10 inch by 14 inch oil on canvas images, forming a 16 ft by 29 ft block of colour in 400 panels. 

Bloodaxe Books will publish Frieda’s ‘selected poems’ in autumn 2017:

OUT OF THE ASHES will contain her favourite poems from her first four collections spanning ten years: Wooroloo, Stonepicker, Waxworks and The Book of Mirrors.

Work on her book about rearing birds continues…………..

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