The Margaret Drabble collection consists of manuscripts and correspondence.
Manuscripts by Drabble in the collection (all published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson except where noted) include an unpublished sub-plot titled “The Teething Ring,” originally part of A Summer Bird-Cage (1963); The Garrick Year (1964); The Millstone (1965); and Jerusalem the Golden (Morrow, 1967).
Correspondence in the collection consists of two items. One is a letter to Eric Simons dated May 12, 1976, in which she discusses H. G. Wells, her family background, and her book Arnold Bennett: A Biography (Knopf, 1974). The other item is a postcard dated Feb. 13, 1982, to John N. Pym, editor of Sight and Sound, declining to review the television series The Bell (based on the novel by Iris Murdoch); Drabble claims she is too busy editing the Oxford Companion to English Literature (5th edition, Oxford University Press, 1985)
|1. Drabble, Margaret, 1939-|
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