TS letter from Louise Haines to Spike Milligan

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TS letter dated 12 May 1993 from Louise Haines, Executive Editor at Michael Joseph and Pelham Books, to Spike Milligan. On the headed paper of Michael Joseph and Pelham Books and addressed to ‘Spike Milligan | Carpenters Meadows | Dumbwoman’s Lane | Udimore | Rye East Sussex’. Refers to the enclosure of the gallery proofs (Item 1) and how they will be adapted by the designer before publication. Requests any comments from Milligan, and this is underlined in red in MS. Mentions a visit and the changes that have been made to the text since, with one section being re-inserted and another being removed. Suggests that the ‘abrupt’ ending could be improved. Concludes by mentioning the possible reproduction of the ‘‘Wuthering Heights’ Balthus illustrations’ from unnamed ‘Italian publishers’. MS signature in blue above the TS signature and MS underlining in red of one part of the letter as mentioned above.

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