'The People in the Pictures' typescript draft

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 DWJ/02/06/13/02
  • Dates of Creation
      nd [c 1960s]
  • Physical Description
      2 items; 147 ff.

Scope and Content

Complete typescript draft of an unpublished novel by Diana Wynne Jones entitled 'The People in the Pictures'. This appears to be an early version of the story which was eventually published as 'Wild Robert' - the core of the story involves paintings of members of the Toller family and the Bertram family which come to life, and the resolution of a long-standing feud between the two families.

The file also contains the original paper folder in which the typescript was stored, with a label from the literary agent Curtis Brown pasted to the front cover.