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Unlocking the Archive: A tour of the Literary Manuscripts held at the University of Exeter • Seminar Room A/B University Old Library Thursday 4 November

Free (booking essential)

11.45am – 13.00pm

A whistle-stop tour of the University of Exeter’s literary archives led by Prof Tim Kendall.This will explore Daphne du Maurier’s notebooks for Rebecca; Ted Hughes’s long-standing collaboration with the American artist, Leonard Baskin; Agatha Christie’s correspondence with her agent; and William Golding’s development of Lord of the Flies from manuscript to typescript to finished novel.


Tim Kendall is Professor of English at the University of Exeter, and the Academic Director of Special Collections.


The tour, which lasts approximately 75 minutes, will take place in Old Library Seminar Room A/B, Prince of Wales Road, EX4 4SB (follow signs to the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum).