Posted by Alan Hakim on May 22, 2016 at 04:26:34 user awhakim.
In Reply to: Re: New S&A Film posted by Peter Ceresole on May 22, 2016 at 03:25:30:
It's all recorded. AR had the idea in January 1936 (letter to G Wren Howard Jan 16th) and wrote 26 pages straight away, breaking off briefly from PP. He sailed to Holland during May/June, but only started writing WD properly on November 8th, and the diary records progress into January. There were interruptions in 1937; first the Carnegie Medal, also The Far Distant Oxus and then getting Nancy Blackett ready for sea.
The full MS was sent to Cape on September 4th, though there were still illustrations to do. Publication was November 12th, 1937.
None of the two-year lead time needed by modern publishers.
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