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Cynthia Asquith's censorship of Denis Mackail: "KI

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Denis Mackail's original manuscript for The Story of J.M.B. contains a number of censorship deletions by Cynthia Asquith, including this impressive "KILL THIS - Rewrite this page". The offending passage is a reference to Barrie's sister Jane-Ann's alcoholism - "she wasn't the only member of the family to yield at last to temptation. ... Her brother knew, just as he knew what was happening elsewhere, and in turn the whole wretched business told him what he must guard against himself ..."


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