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Fans of Mick Jagger’s rocker lifestyle are being shown a different side as Jagger’s love letters are being set up for auction.
The letters, some 30 years old, were sent to Marsha Hunt, his lover and first child’s mother, Guardian reports. Hunt, for whom the song “Brown Sugar” was written, is the person putting the letters up for auction which reveals Jagger's love for reading Emily Dickinson's poetry and the diaries of Nijinsky.
According to the report, Hunt is selling the letters because she’s “broke.” "Anyone who has the impression that I have money knows nothing about me. I had friends who came to visit from Pennsylvania and there was no electricity in the house because the bill had been too high, I was kind of grooving it with a wood burning stove. One friend said, 'surely you've got something you could sell?'"
The letters will be sold as one lot, reports state, at Sotheby’s on December 12. The letters are expected to go from £70,000-£100,000.
As for Jagger’s opinion about his letters being sold, Hunt doesn’t care. She states, “They’re not his.”
Reuters reports that the letters will also show Jagger's personal sadness with fellow Rolling Stone’s bandmate, Brian Jones, and the sadness he endured after he died.