Book Club – Mad Girl’s Love Song

Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted Hughes by Andrew Wilson is one of our Book Club books of the week…

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Before she met Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath had already lived a complex, creative and disturbing life. Her father had died when she was only eight; she had gone out with literally hundreds of men; had been unofficially engaged; tried to commit suicide and written over 200 poems. Mad Girl’s Love Song traces these early years, the sources of her mental instabilities and examines how a range of personal, economic and societal factors – the real disquieting muses – conspired against her. Re-enlivening Plath by placing her in this new context, Mad Girl’s Love Song is a fresh approach to a fascinating life.

 

Read a sample of the book.

You can Reserve & Collect Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted Hughes at your local Waterstones bookshop (http://bit.ly/1lk0iz1), buy it online at Waterstones.com (http://bit.ly/1cPcJhz), or in ePub (http://bit.ly/1cPcF1g)

 

The Book Club Podcast

We think our Book Club selection are books not only worth reading, but worth talking about. Each week, we’re bringing together a group of Waterstones Cardholders and our own booksellers to talk about our Book Club book of the week. 

 

You can download the discussion as a podcast via iTunes.

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