Pony from Tarella - The writing/editing process

Mavis Thorpe Clark wrote the first version of each of her books in long-hand. She'd then type out her manuscript on her manual typewriter (replaced by an electric typewriter during the 1970s). During her later years, she was sorry that she had never learned to use a computer - though members of her family were happy to assist.

Below is a page from her novel, Pony from Tarella, as the typed and edited manuscript from 1959 (left) and as the published book (right) - page 50 of the 1969 edition.

Enlargement of Pony from Tarella - a page from manuscript and from the published book.

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