In response to:

‘A Very Sadistic Man’ from the February 11, 2016 issue

We have been informed by the Ted Hughes Estate that Sylvia Plath’s writings are not part of the estate as stated in Janet Malcolm’s review in the February 11 issue. Ted Hughes made a gift to Frieda and Nicholas Hughes of their mother’s copyright, several years before his death, at the suggestion of his wife, Carol. Frieda Hughes has been the sole copyright holder since the death of her brother in 2009.