Archive Collection icon Archive Collection: William Boyd, literary manuscript notebook with a related letter

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Title: William Boyd, literary manuscript notebook with a related letter

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC MS 20c Boyd

Creator(s): Boyd, William (1952-)

Date: 1984-1987

Main language: English

Size and medium: 1 vol. (55 ff.); manuscript.

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/8427 

Collection group(s): English Literature

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Description

Comprises the autograph manuscript notebook of William Boyd in which he drafted his short story entitled 'Alpes maritimes', dated 'Tuesday. 16. Oct. 1984.' at the beginning, followed by notes written for the film scripts of 'The ice cream war' and 'Stars and bars', the latter extending over most of the later section of the notebook with its own foliation. The accompanying autograph manuscript letter was written from William Boyd in London to Josephine Pullein-Thompson on 18 September 1987 concerning the notebook and its sale at auction.

There are two subsequences of foliation within the volume, but many folios are unnumbered. The notebook is ringbinder form. The text is written mainly in pencil, but red and black ink is used on a few pages.

Administrative or biographical history

William Boyd (1952-), the British novelist, was born in Ghana, but now lives in London. His novels include 'A good man in Africa', 1981, 'An ice cream war', 1982, 'Stars and bars', 1984, 'School ties', 1985, 'Brazzaville beach', 1990, 'The blue afternoon', 1993, 'The dream lover', 1995, 'Armadillo', 1998, and 'A haunting', 2000.

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