Inspector Morse manuscript fails to sell at auction
- 12 December 2012
- From the section Oxford
An original autographed manuscript by Oxfordshire author Colin Dexter of the first Inspector Morse novel has failed to sell at auction.
Sotheby's auctioneers expected bids of £30,000 to £50,000, but it failed to reach the private owner's reserve price in the London sale.
Handwritten in 1974 in ballpoint pen, he gave it to his friend, Ian Bradley at a pub in Lower Wolvercote.
The manuscript is inscribed: "To my good friend at The Trout."
The 280 page draft of Last Bus to Woodstock has handwritten revisions made by the author, including clue changes and story development notes.