Tag Archives: Adventure series

Pins!

As I mentioned in my last post, Enid Blyton used pins to insert new pieces of text into the typescript for The River of Adventure.  Pins, like paperclips and staples, have a nasty tendency to rust over time.  This rust, … Continue reading

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…and rewriting?

My last post stated plainly that Blyton’s drafts don’t evidence significant revisions, but this morning I began to wonder if I might have to revise that statement somewhat.  As I began to look in more detail at the typescripts for … Continue reading

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Writing and rewriting

Although Blyton’s first drafts appear to be the only drafts, she did make some changes before sending them off to her editor.  She read through each typescript once it was complete, and made minor changes and corrections by hand.  But these … Continue reading

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Getting stuck in

One of my favourite parts of the job is the hands-on cataloguing of archive material and original artwork.  It is always such a thrill to open up folders of typescripts, files of letters or rough sketchbooks and to spend time … Continue reading

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