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Ted Hughes' wife to write book

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Jan 07, 2013 | 6:15am EST

Carol Orchard was married to the famed writer from 1970 until his death in 1998 and she now plans to document their time together by putting pen to paper for a new memoir.

She says, "(I want to write this book) while I have full recall and no false memory... I had a wonderful 28 years with Ted and I hope to record them for posterity... The people who (previously) wrote about Ted were not flies on the wall, even if they write as if they were. Nobody really knows what goes on between two people."

Hughes was played onscreen by Daniel Craig in 2003 movie Sylvia, which starred Gwyneth Paltrow as his first wife, American poet Sylvia Plath, who committed suicide in 1963.

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