Hardback notebook containing part of a manuscript draft of 'The Drummer Boy' by Leon Garfield. The notebook begins with a section numbered '11', which roughly equates to the beginning of chapter 13 in the published work, before breaking off and resuming with sections '15' and '16', roughly equating to chapters 15 and 16 of the published work. The text evidences significant revision and reworking throughout, and some pages have been folded in half vertically to indicate that they have been superseded by revised text.
The notebook has also been reversed and used from the back for brief notes on writing for children. A loose page of manuscript for 'The Drummer Boy' has also been inserted at the back of the notebook.