Manuscript drafts

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 BD/01/13/01
  • Dates of Creation
      nd [c 2001]
  • Physical Description
      3 items; 244 ff.

Scope and Content

Various early manuscript drafts and notes for the novel, written in two hardback notebooks and on loose sheets of A4 paper. The drafts are fragmented, evidencing a large degree of revision and rewriting throughout, and there does not appear to be a single, complete draft which follows the story through from beginning to end. The notebooks also contain notes on 'Spellhorn' and 'Blue John', and drafts of various poems including 'The Midnight Man' and 'The True Tale of the Captain's Cat'.