20 Apr 2011

Wendy Cope's Archive bought by the British Library

Wendy Cope's archive has sold to the British Library for £32,000. It includes letters, drafts etc plus 40,000 emails.

 "Cope's school reports – kept for the author by her mother – see the 16-year-old Cope's English teacher note that "Wendy's ability to penetrate to the heart of a question is of great value", while the author is also praised for her "power of expressing herself concisely and forcibly"."

Link to BL's press release - http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/Press-Releases/-Some-sort-of-record-seemed-vital-British-Library-acquires-the-archive-of-Wendy-Cope-4e6.aspx

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