David Almond Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 DA
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      4 archive boxes + OS folder

Scope and Content

Notes, drafts, proofs and associated papers relating to 'Heaven Eyes' and 'My Dad's a Birdman' by David Almond. The collection also includes UK, US and foreign language editions of 'Heaven Eyes'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Created by David Almond during the course of his career as a writer.


The collection is arranged into series according to title, with files within each series arranged to reflect the process of creating and publishing the books. Some interpretation was provided by David Almond when the material was deposited, particularly in relation to explaining the creative process, and this additional contextual information is included in the catalogue where appropriate.

Access Information

Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.

Appraisal Information

The collection has been appraised, and duplicate material removed.

Custodial History

Donated to Seven Stories by the creator in 2008.

Personal Names