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Sylvia Plath typewriter
Courtesy Bonhams
The ghost of a poet.

Sylvia Plath’s cookbooks, typewriter, and expired library card will be auctioned off

Thu-Huong Ha
By Thu-Huong Ha


Tomorrow starting at 10am GMT, you’ll have a shot at grabbing a scrap of literary history.

The belongings of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes will be up for auction tomorrow at London’s Bonhams. The couple’s cookbooks, typewriters, drawings, and books will be sold from the personal collection of their daughter, poet and painter Frieda Hughes.

Among the items for sale:

Interested buyers can attend the auction in London in person or bid by phone or online, so long as they have registered paddles.

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