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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"."