Document Reference NumberST/16/1/4
TitleCorrespondence between Sue Townsend and Giles Gordon (Curtis Brown)
DescriptionGiles Gordon was Sue Townsends literary agent under the agency Curtis Brown.

Contains letters, facsimiles and printed emails related to literary matters associated with the author's novels and journalism. Subjects covered include: Giles Gordon's move from Sheil Land to Curtis Brown and the legal wrangling associated with the move (/1-5); the publication of 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole' in America by Avon Books (/6-7 and /9-10); the sale of US rights in 'Ghost Children' (/14-16 and /19); negotiations surrounding Sue Townsend's decision to leave Methuen (/21, /23 and /25-26); the inclusion of 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole' in the 'Books for Schools' promotion (/27); the sale of audio rights in 'Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years' (/28-29, /31 and /48); the sale of electronic rights in the Mole books for use in the development of web based promotional games (/30 and /44-45); book club sales of 'Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years' (/32); negotiations with Sheil Land over commission owed to them following the author's release from Random House (/35, /37, /42 and /46); negotiations surrounding Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole column in 'The Guardian' (/39 and /47); the US publication of 'Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years' (40); the commercial success of 'Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years' (/53-54); the sale of audio rights in 'Number Ten' (61-62); and an eulogy written on the death of Giles Gordon (/63). Includes a small number of letters and facsimiles written by Kate Boldry in her capacity as Sue Townsend's assistant.
LevelFile
Date1995-2003
Extent63 items
OtherNumber1001629
AccessConditionsThe following letters have been closed under the terms of the Data Protections Act: /2-5, /8 /13-15, /18, /21-23, /25-26, /28-35, /37-40, /42, /44-55, /57, /61-62.
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