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Andrew Wilson's book about the early life and work of the writer Sylvia Plath is abridged by Miranda Davies

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5/5 Sylvia Plath wins a Fulbright scholarship and starts at Cambridge University.

Sat 16 Feb 2013 00:30 BBC Radio 4

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The Bell Jar

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Sylvia Plath's haunting and iconic only novel, broadcast on its 50th anniversary.

50th Anniversary of Sylvia Plath's Death

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John Humphrys on Sylvia Plath's relationship with Ted Hughes and it's impact on her work.

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Mariella Frostrup talks to Ali Smith about Sylvia Plath's celebrated novel The Bell Jar.

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