Mick Jagger love letters up for auction
A series of letters sent by Mick Jagger to his secret lover, the American singer Marsha Hunt, are being put up for auction.
Described as "beautifully-written and lyrical", they were written in the summer of 1969 while the Rolling Stones singer was in Australia.
The letters include song lyrics and references to the first moon landing.
They go under the hammer at Sotheby's in London on 12 December.
"These beautifully written and lyrical letters from the heart of the cultural and social revolution of 1969, frame a vivid moment in cultural history," said Dr Gabriel Heaton, Sotheby's Books Specialist.
"Here we see Mick Jagger, not as the global superstar he has become, but as a poetic and self-aware 25-year-old, with wide-ranging intellectual and artistic interests."
The letters, written by Jagger while filming Ned Kelly in the Australian outback, will be the centrepiece of an English literature and history sale.
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