5 letters by Alan Burns


5 letters by Alan Burns


Regular price $57.00 Sale

Alan Burns (1929-2013) attended Merchant Taylors' School in Northwood and recounted his experiences at the school in fictionalized form in Buster, his first novel. In this correspondence with his publisher, Burns accepts their offer to publish the book and states he is "trying to cook up a better title than 'Buster'. Any ideas?" One can only assume they didn't since Buster remained the name of the finished work. John Calder published the book in 1961.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: n/a
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1959-1960
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good +
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Two 25 cm pages, one 24 cm page, and two 21 cm pages. All letters to Pamela Lyon, Editor, John Calder Publishers Ltd., three dated 1959, one dated 1960, and one undated. All typewritten but signed by Alan Burns. Two on London School of Economics & Political Science letterhead.

Share the book love

Have a Question about this item?