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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.

Drafts of 'The dog, the duck, the mouse' (The unusual life of Tristan Smith)

'The dog, the duck, the mouse' (also known as 'The dog, the duck and the mouse' and 'Dog, Duck, Mouse') was the working title for The unusual life of Tristan Smith. These drafts are for the 3rd to 6th, from 1992 and 1993. Some are without a title page, some are incomplete and some have handwritten emendations and notes (typescript and handwritten).

Correspondence relating to The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith.

Correspondence with Faber & Faber and University of Queensland Press. Includes faxes and handwritten notes mostly regarding The unusual life of Tristan Smith, some about Collected stories and other stories, 30 Dec 1993 to 19 May 1994 and undated. Includes handwritten notes (from Alison Summer's?) regarding The Big Bazoohley.

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.

Original manuscript of The big bazoohley returned by Henry Holt and Company

Original manuscript of "The big bazoohley* returned from Henry Holt and Company to Peter Carey. Printout date from footer Sep 1994, titles in footer draft 6, 77 leaves, with handwritten emendations, post-it note emendations throughout, and accompanied by a letter from Brenda B [?] of Henry Holt and Company, 21 Aug 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".

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