File NLW MS 23725E. - A Smile for the Past,

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NLW MS 23725E.

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A Smile for the Past,

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  • 1955-[1959] / (Creation)

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129 ff. (text on rectos only) Guarded and filed at NLW.

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Typescripts, 1956-1957, of radio scripts by Berta Ruck, which formed the basis of her autobiographical volume, A Smile for the Past (London, 1959).
They comprise scripts, some incomplete, for a series of six talks, also called 'A Smile for the Past', recorded 2-3 April 1957 for transmission in June and July on the Home Service (ff. 5-16 [Talk 1], ff. 17-23, 27-40 [2], ff. 24-26, 116 [3], ff. 69-81 [4], ff. 83-95 [5], ff. 82, 96-115, 117-118 [6]) and the script of a talk recorded on 22 May 1956 and transmitted on 24 June (ff. 41-68, two copies). Also included is an incomplete draft, [?1957], of a letter from Ruck to Aled Vaughan at the BBC, discussing the series (ff. 1-4, first page lacking); typescript drafts, [1957x1959], of Chapter 8 of the book A Smile for the Past (ff. 119-128); and a cutting of an article by Ruck, 'I enjoyed my boarding schooldays', Western Mail, 9 April 1955, containing material found in Chapter 8 (f. 129).

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For an autograph draft of A Smile for the Past see NLW MSS 23306-8E.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23725E.

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vtls004910397

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 23725E.