'The Golden Shore'

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 EL/03/01/08
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      31 items

Scope and Content

Contract, correspondence and reviews relating to 'The Golden Shore' by Elinor Lyon (Hodder & Stoughton, 1957). The file contains a signed copy of Elinor Lyon's publishing contract with Hodder & Stoughton; a small amount of correspondence with Hodder & Stoughton relating to the British edition of the book; and reviews of the book, including two South African reviews.

The file includes one letter from Hodder & Stoughton, dated 21 September 1956, requesting the 'more or less permanent' loan of the manuscript for 'The Golden Shore', to be used in a marketing display about how a book is made. It would appear that Elinor Lyon sent the manuscript to Hodder & Stoughton for this purpose, and it was never returned to her. Hence, the manuscript for 'The Golden Shore' is missing from this collection. A black and white photograph of the final display is included in the file.

Related Material

For a bound first proof of 'The Golden Shore', see EL/02/02/06. For original artwork by Elinor Lyon for the book, see EL/04/03/08.