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Skinner, June Margaret
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Sub-series consists of drafts and manuscripts of novels, short stories, plays, and poems written by June Skinner. Material is typed and handwritten. Some writings had no identifiable title or date.

Skinner, June Margaret

The May Spoon A Carleon

The title page says the novel is called "The Diary of A. Carleon" which is what the novel was originally called before it was published as "The May Spoon". It is also shorter in length than The May Spoon manuscript (MSC-80-0-1-1-0-27 and MSC-80-0-1-1-0-28).

Skinner, June Margaret

Tell it in Gath 1972

File contains copies of rejection letters for several novels that were sent to John Schaffner (her agent). The other novels (besides Tell it in Gath) that are mentioned are: The Diary of A. Carleon (The May Spoon), A Voice was Heard in Ramah, and A Visit from Mr. Anandas.

Skinner, June Margaret

Short Stories

File consists of the stories titled: "Saga of the Lying Dick", "Messrs. Hennessy and O’Toole", "Little Bird", "The “Short” Story" , "The Yahoos" and a story possibly written by Fred O'Grady. It also contains several outgoing letters to June's agents about the short stories.

Skinner, June Margaret

Royalty statements

Sub-series contains royalty statements from Macmillan, Gollancz, Longmans Green, Dial Press, Beaufort Books, and Second Chance Press for the sales of Skinner's novels.

Skinner, June Margaret


Series contains handwritten text, and copies of newspaper clippings. The handwritten text may relate to A Voice was Heard in Ramah. The newspaper clippings were used for research when writing Bleak November.

Skinner, June Margaret


Sub-series consists of handwritten and typed manuscripts and drafts of novels that were eventually published. Includes galley proofs used during the publishing process.

Skinner, June Margaret

[Press clippings]

According to Skinner's daughter Mary, these articles (about a local murder) were used as the basis of Bleak November which was set in 1965.

Skinner, June Margaret

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