In Ted Hughes, The Life of a Poet by Elaine Feinstein, mention is made of the time when Sylvia Plath was in hospital. The year was 1961 and she had just had her appendix removed. Feinstein writes:
‘…her delight in Ted’s hospital visits and the steak sandwiches he brought to supplement the poor hospital food…’
Forty-six years later, plus ça change!