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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 the paintings from ALTERNATIVE VALUES, together with other new work and her 400 DAYS project, at:




From 14th June to 17th August 2017
For the Daily Mail review link to Frieda’s book, Alternative Values, go to:

400 DAYS – a visual abstract diary:

Frieda’s project is an oil-on canvas visual abstract 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 block of colour in 400 panels.  On 12th June 2017 Frieda completed the installation of the entire work at Chichester Cathedral.





NEW POETRY COLLECTION: 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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