Document Reference NumberST/16/1/2
TitleCorrespondence between Sue Townsend and Giles Gordon (Anthony Sheil Associates Ltd)
DescriptionGiles Gordon was Sue Townsendäs literary agent under the agency Anthony Sheil Associated Ltd.

Contains letters related to literary matters associated with the author's novels, journalism and Adrian Mole merchandising. Subjects covered include: the author having been elected as one of the two 'star Sheil authors of the year' for 1982 (/1); a commission from 'Women's Realm' to write a weekly Adrian Mole piece for the magazine (/2, /5); the publication of an anthology containing playscripts of 'Womberang', 'Bazaar and Rummage' and 'Groping for Words'(/10-11); negotiations surrounding the proposed publication of the Christabel Fox 'Secret Diary of a Teenage Girl' published by the 'Evening Standard' (/8 - 9, /11 and /15); Adrian Mole merchandise, including stationery, diaries and a 'secret box' (/37, 48); the publication of the sequel to 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole' (/19 - 20 and /25 ); the author's donation of her South African royalty rights to charity (/24); the sale of serial rights to 'The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole' to 'Woman's Realm' (/28); the lease of non-net education rights of 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole' to MacMillan (/30 and /107); a proposal to publish an Adrian Mole comic-strip in a national newspaper (/36 and /39-40 ); negotiations surrounding the publication of the Adrian Mole playscript and 'Adrian Mole Song Book' (/41, /43-44, /46-47 and /52); the combined publication of 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and 'The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole' by Grove Press in America (/54 - 56, /63, /65, /75 and /77 - 78); Sue Townsend's agreement to write an introduction to her favourite 'Just William' stories in a reissued anthology by MacMillan (/57-59); the publication of 'Rebuilding Coventry' (/90, /91 and /103); arrangements for a meal with the American author, Kitty Kelley (/113 - 116); and correspondence related to Giles Gordon's departure from Anthony Sheil Associates Ltd (/125 - 135) The file also includes a small number of letters from Sue Townsend's editor at Methuen, Geoffrey Strachan.
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