Document Reference NumberST/15/5
TitlePapers relating to pieces written for the current affairs magazine 'New Statesman'.
DescriptionManuscript drafts, typescripts, letters and published material.

Much of the material relates to the ficticious teenage diaries of Margaret Thatcher entitled 'The Secret Diary of Margaret Hilda Roberts aged 141/4' (/1-10). The file also includes holograph and typescript drafts of one-off articles written for the magazine, including: and article entitled 'My Schooldays' (/14); a book review of Margaret Thatcher's biography 'Margaret Thatcher. Wife, Mother, Politician' (15); and a diary column written in Sue Townsend's own voice, published in October 2004 (/16).
DateJune 1983-Mar 1984; Oct 2004
Extent16 bundles
ArrangementThe papers related to 'The Secret Diary of the Margaret Hilda Roberts aged 141/4' have been sorted into 11 bundles. Each bundle contains the typescript article, holograph draft and a copy of the published column. Also includes a series of unidentified manuscript pages which have been brought together to form an artificial bundle of draft papers (/11).
AccessStatusAvailable for general access
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