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Page proofs of the The big bazoohley from Henry Holt and Company

First page proofs for "The big bazoohley* for the Henry Holt and Company publication in the United States, 115 leaves, with some handwritten emendations, and accompanied by a letter from Albert LaFarge, Associate Editor of John Macrae Books, 24 Apr 1995.

Drafts of Jack Maggs

Typescript drafts 1-8 of the novel, and complete copies of final manuscript with print out dates and chapter/draft numbers in the footer. There are several copies of the 7th draft some with annotations by Robert McCrum and Carey. Annotations date the 7th draft as being October and November 1996. 8th draft has annotation by Carey: "with Alison's suggestions". There is also folders of rejected material mainly from 3rd and 6th drafts labelled: "Off-cuts".

Bliss [screenplay] schedule, project report, amendments

Includes Bliss Schedule 8 October- -15 December 1984. (31 leaves, typescript); Progress report time (4 leaves, typescript). Progressive time amended timing 'Bliss' as at 8/10/84. (1 leaf, mss). Bliss schedule amendments 5/10/84. (2 leaves, typescript on yellow paper); (p 139, 73-89, 96-97 amended 24/10/84; Script amendments "Bliss" 30/10/84 (19 leaves, typescript on pink paper)).

Am I safe? (1988)

Two typescript drafts, with emendations: Yellow paper, 6 leaves; and white paper, 7 leaves. Published in Vogue Australia (August 1988) as Am I safe? Carey takes a walk on the dark side of the street.

Bliss book reviews, correspondence

Bliss book reviews (photocopies of newspapers cuttings). Correspondence, including telegrams, 23 July 1980 to 28 Jun 1982 and undated. Correspondents include: Antek Skotnicki regarding film and television rights ; Craig [?] from University of Queensland Department of English ; Elaine Markson ; Faber and Faber ; Ellen Joseph (from Houghton Mifflin Company) ; Deborah Rogers ; Kym [?] from University of Queensland Press ; Merril Yule from University of Queensland Press ; Harper & Row ; Michele Field from The Sydney Morning Herald ; David Christian ; Jean Bedford.

Complete drafts for 'Wog'

Two complete drafts for the unpublished novel 'Wog', typescript, with emendations, 123 leaves, and 'London January 1969' on the last page of each draft.

Works by unidentified authors

Two exercise books with the name 'Archie' on the cover; a story entitled 'The first installment : new blood (second version)'.

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