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This file contains one bound draft copy of Barbara's play Patterns, and some loose pages from drafts of the play. Patterns is a play that examines women's labour. It was commissioned by Changing Women’s Theatre, and performed in 1984 at the Drill Hall Theatre in London.

The Way She Walks

This subseries contains one copy of the Way She Walks, a short story about two best friends, Penny and Jenny, who are in love with the same woman. While it is not signed by Barbara, it explores themes common in much of her work and the corrections are in a hand that resembles hers.

A Widow Born

This subseries contains one copy of Barbara's A Widow Born, one of Barbara's unpublished works. The text is quite sizeable, however, there does seem to be pages of this copy missing.


This file contains various copies of Barbara's Gennis, a piece of prose fiction about a young man named Taiyot and the journey he goes on following the death of his mother.

The Threshing Floor

The Threshing floor was a novella and collection of short stories. It included "Dreaming the Sky Down", which was the novella, "The Pinstrpe Summer", "He Said...", "Miss Jessie", "Coming of Age", "A Time for Every Purpose" and the title piece, "The Threshing Floor". This file contains draft copies of "The Threshing Floor" and "Miss Jessie".

Trooping of the Colour

This file contains two draft copies of "Trooping of the Colour", a piece of prose fiction set in space and about Sergeant Brun's new troop's preparations for their Emperor's Birthday Celebrations.

Elysian Fields

This file contains three draft copies of Barbara's "Elysian Fields", a piece of prose fiction about a woman called Jagir Kaur who lives in space and is captain of her own spacecraft.


This file contains a draft copy of each part of "Dreen", a piece of prose fiction set in space, about one family's interaction with the all powerful Dreens who sit at the centre of their administration in the city of G'Heen.

Finders Keepers

This subseries contains one copy of Barbara's "Finders Keepers", a piece of prose fiction about Nikki and Tet, two individuals who find themselves on the uninhabbited island Sarsa. The copy gives no indication of whether it is a draft or a final. It includes a chapter summary for all ten chapters at the beginning.


This subseries contains six copies of "Martha", a short story just one page in length. The copies appear to be exactly the same and are possibly photocopies.

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