'The Bag of Beads'

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 DWJ/03/01
  • Dates of Creation
      nd [c 1960s-1970s]
  • Physical Description
      157 ff.

Scope and Content

Complete typescript draft of an unpublished children's novel by Diana Wynne Jones entitled 'The Bag of Beads'. The typescript bears occasional annotations in Jones' hand, mostly correcting typing errors. The title page identifies the work as 'The Bag of Beads by Diana Burrow' - the use of her married name, Burrow, suggests this is an early piece of Jones' writing, written before she had established her name as Diana Wynne Jones. The typescript is illustrated throughout with black and white line drawings by Jones, and includes two colour illustrations at the start of the typescript.