The estate did not offer an explanation for its withdrawal of access, but rejected the suggestion there were any secrets it was “attempting to keep hidden,” according to The Guardian. The Hughes archive was purchased by the British Library in 2008, but copyright remains with the estate. Mr. Bate said his contract with Faber was canceled by mutual consent, and that he would rewrite the book for HarperCollins, consulting with lawyers about how much he could quote or paraphrase in keeping with fair use laws."
Monday, April 14, 2014
Ted Hughes Estate Cuts Off Access, Biographer Says; New York Times, 3/31/14
Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times; Ted Hughes Estate Cuts Off Access, Biographer Says: "