Ted Hughes, the domestic tyrant

From The Guardian:

Hughesbown64 Ted Hughes, the late Poet Laureate, was a domestic tyrant who issued a ‘Draft Constitution’ to his mistress, instructing her how to carry out household chores and look after his children. A new book reveals that Hughes’s lover, Assia Wevill, was ordered by him not to have lie-in, wear her dressing gown around the house or take a nap during the day. Wevill told friends the poet’s lovemaking was so ferocious that ‘in bed, he smells like a butcher’. The claims are made in A Lover of Unreason: The Biography of Assia Wevill, by two Israeli journalists who have spent 15 years researching her story.

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