Ted Hughes Book Covers


Faber and Faber Publishers commissioned Catherine to illustrate covers for two of Ted Hughes classic books; How the Whale Became and Meet My Folks!

Ted Hughes OM OBE FRSL (17 August 1930 – 28 October 1998) was an English poet and children's writer. Critics frequently rank him as one of the best poets of his generation, and one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. He served as Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death. In 2008 The Times ranked Hughes fourth on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". It was an absolute privilege to be asked to illustrate the covers for these amazing titles.

Catherine Rayner