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Discusses writing and revisions. References to Trials by Love and Trauma, trying to find a publisher for More Guts Than Sense, Travelling Loaded, the ‘Seward Kemp’ novel (later called The Anarchist), So Long Hector Bebb and writing a feature on Rhondda Italians for the Western Mail. Also references to home and family life, receiving benefits from National Assistance, their efforts to find him employment, lack of money, feelings of discouragement regarding his writing, visit to Granada Studios in Manchester and writing a sample script for an episode of Coronation Street. Notes his reading, including Graham Greene, John Wyndham and Samuel Beckett; also notes death of Hemingway.

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