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Ted Hughes poem 'Last Letter' on Sylvia Plath discovered

6 October 2010 Last updated at 22:58 BST

A previously unknown poem by the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes has come to light 12 years after his death.

The poem, called Last Letter, describes what happened when he received a letter from his estranged wife Sylvia Plath just before she took her own life.

The poem will be published for the first time on Thursday

Will Gompertz reports.