Part of a continuous and complete autograph draft manuscript. In blue ink, and heavily revised in blue and red ink throughout. Some sheets with writing on the versos.
The sheets have been ordered and numbered by the author as follows:
- 1 (the opening sentence of the novel in typescript, with autograph notes beneath);
- 1-8, B, B2, sheet without number beginning 'in the centre of the bridge', 10-18, 9 (beginning 'we're all waiting for you'), 19-75;
- 76-77, 78A-G, 78-98, 102-107, 99-101, 108-109, 116-149.