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Most Overdue Manuscript. Although many writers have been known to be late with manuscripts, and the dialogue between editors and writers can sometimes reach a fevered pitch of cordial dispute, the lateness of Gerald Frome’s celebrated audit of the Reading Catheral repairs of 1364 took 640 years to reach the publishers. Gerald’s successive ancestors cited many reasons over the delay, such as not having enough ink, the wrong sort of vellum, noisy peacocks and the dissolution of the monasteries. The descendants of the original publishers who commissioned the work were overjoyed to finally receive the beautifully illuminated manuscript handwritten in copperplate and bound in leather, and returned it with a note saying that they

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