Full first draft

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 PD/01/19/01
  • Dates of Creation
      nd [c 1985]
  • Physical Description
      214 ff.

Scope and Content

Typescript of the first full draft of 'Merlin Dreams' by Peter Dickinson, complete except for three pages (pages 170, 172 & 173) and bearing occasional annotations in Dickinson's hand. The draft includes two pages of typescript explaining, presumably for the benefit of the editor, that this is only a first draft and that a great deal of work still needs to be done on the content, style and tone. Each story has a short introduction, and at the end Dickinson has included some short notes on what he thinks of each story, and what changes he thinks need to be made. The stories included in this draft, and their arrangement, differs quite significantly from that of the final book.