Cataloguing the Papers of Elfrida Vipont

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Nicole McNeill writes:

Over the last few months I have been cataloguing the Elfrida Vipont collection to make its contents available for staff and students at the University of Manchester. I have had the chance to open all the boxes and scope out the content within. Along the way I have seen book reviews, letters from readers whom she touched with her writings – typical things you would expect to see from writers, royalty bills and legal agreements, but what stands out with the Vipont collection is how respected she was for her craft. She worked for the BBC, penning programmes they used in schools, publishers were continually asking her for more work, and she corresponded with many writers of her time including T. S. Eliot. Her works include Lark in the Morn, Lark on the Wing, Sparks on the Stubble, and The Family at Dowbiggins as…

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