'The Fortune Sellers'

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 DWJ/03/09/02
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1977
  • Physical Description
      4 items

Scope and Content

Draft material relating to an unpublished play by Diana Wynne Jones entitled 'The Fortune Sellers'. The file contains a complete manuscript draft and successive typescript drafts of the play script, and a letter from Jones' literary agent, Laura Cecil, to Angela Beeching at the BBC children's television programme Jackanory, to whom a copy of the play was apparently sent. This letter is dated 22 November 1977. According to Laura Cecil, the BBC suggested Jones write a play for them, possibly for Jackanory Playhouse, but 'The Fortune Sellers' was eventually rejected.