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APW/8/LIG - Lightening Fred

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Lightening Fred
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Heinemann approach DKS to write a story for their Banana Book series (9/3/84). DKS was also thinking of writing an animal allegory [based on the story of Jesus, 2/5/84] and he felt HARRY’S MAD, MARK 1, had suffered from piecemeal writing (9/3/84).

- Manuscript of LIGHTNING FRED.

Heinemann accepts the story and a contract is signed.

Elizabeth Attenborough [Puffin] would be placing a formal offer for THE DICK AND DODO’S BOOK OF PETS (letter, PT to DKS, 19/6/84).

The single 1987 letter refers to a payment to DKS for LIGHTNING FRED.

Other titles referred to in this file: HARRY’S MAD; CHEWING THE CUD; DICK AND DODO’S BOOK OF PETS.
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