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Ken Follett Papers: Boxes 44-50 - Lie Down with Lions

Materials related to the author Ken Follett. Guide author: Thomas Zantow

Quick Facts

Called “Run on Ice” for 1st – 3rd draft outlines in November 1983, December 1983, and February 1984. 

Called “Five Tigers” for 1st and 2nd drafts in March and July 1985. 

Correspondence about title mistranslation in Box 46, folder 42. 

Called “The Five Lions” for 3rd draft in August 1985. 

Unknown when title changed to “Lie Down with Lions.” 

Published in 1986 by William Morrow, New York

Published in French as Les Lions du Panshir by Robert Laffont

Published in German as Die Loewen by Lübbe

Published in Italian as Un Letto di Leoni by Mondadori

Published in Spanish as El valle de los leones by Random House Mondadori

Outline Chronology

26 November 1983 (1st draft, Run on Ice)
[Box 44 Folder 1]
7pp.
22 December 1983 (2nd draft, Run on Ice)
[Box 44 Folder 1]
15pp.
28 February 1984 (3rd draft, Run on Ice)
[Box 44 Folder 1]
17pp

Box 44-45

Lie Down With Lions
Boxes 44 - 45 - 46 - 47 - 48 - 49 - 50
BOX 44
(1) Outline, 1st draft/ Run on Ice  26 November 1983  8pp.
(2) Correspondence from Pat Golbitz: About Run on Ice 9 December 1983 4pp.
(3) Correspondence from Elaine Koster: Comments on outline 9 December 1983 2pp.
(4) Outline, 2nd draft/ Run on Ice 22 December 1983 16pp.
(5) Outline, 3rd draft/ Run on Ice 28 February 1984 19pp.
(6) Research: Spiral notebook n.d.  16pp.
(7) 1st draft / Five Tigers  7 March 1985  392pp.
BOX 45
(8) Correspondence from Christopher Sinclair-Stevenson: Comments on draft 20 March 1985  1p.
(9) Correspondence from Follett to Christopher Sinclair-Stevenson: Comments on blurb 25 March 1985 1p.
(10) Correspondence from Pat Golbitz: Comments on draft with Follett’s handwritten notes 27 March 1985 5pp.
(11) Correspondence from Hilary Ross: Comments on draft of Five Tigers 27 March 1985   3pp.
(12) Correspondence from Patrick Janson-Smith: Comments on draft of Five Tigers 1 April 1985 2pp.
(13) Correspondence from Al Zuckerman: Comments on Pat Golbitz’s draft comments 8 April 1985 2pp.
(14) Correspondence from Elaine Koster: Comments on draft 24 April 1985  1p.
(15) Correspondence from Maureen Barron: Comments on draft n.d. 1985  1p.
(16) Correspondence from Follett to Nigel Ryan: Asking Ryan to read manuscript 15 May 1985  1p.
(17) Correspondence from Pamela Hunte to Daniel Starer: Will read manuscript June 1985 1p.
(18) Correspondence from Daniel Starer: Information on readers 24 June 1985 2pp.
(19) Correspondence from Anne Reymond: Research on FLN…
Letter  24 June 1985 2pp.
Follett   23 June 1985  1p.
Research  n.d.   18pp.
(20) Correspondence from Susan Worth: Artwork for the “Ice Line” map 24 June 1985 1p.
(21) Correspondence from Follett to Susan Worth: Corrections to artwork 26 June 1985 1p.
(22) Correspondence from Follett to Pamela Hunte: Send the manuscript directly to you 1 July 1985 1p.
(23) Correspondence from Susan Worth: 30 prints of the “Ice Line” map- not included 2 July 1985 1p.
(24) Correspondence from Rosanne Klass to Daniel Starer: Comments on women readers, Tajik 10 July 1985 2pp.
(25) Correspondence from Daniel Starer: Healthy choice of readers 12 July 1985  1p.
(26) 2nd draft / Five Tigers 18 July 1985  439pp.

Box 46-47

BOX 46
(27) Correspondence from Follett to Pamela Anne Hunte: Checking typescript of Five Tigers  19 July 1985 1p.
(28) Follett’s handwritten notes n.d. 4pp.
(29) Correspondence from Nigel Ryan: Comments on draft of Five Tigers 26 July 1985 3pp.
(30) Correspondence from Al Zuckerman: Comments on draft with Follett’s notes on comments  29 July 1985  13pp.
(31) Correspondence from Pat Golbitz: Comments on 2nd draft with Follett’s handwritten notes
30 July 1985  3pp.
(32) Correspondence from Elaine Koster to Al Zuckerman: Comments on draft 30 July 1985 3pp.
(33) Correspondence from M. Amir Kaify to Daniel Starer: Comments on draft 2 August 1985 3pp.
(34) Research: Pakkhto-Pukshto Language n.d. 10pp.
(35) Correspondence from Pamela Hunte: Notes on Five Tigers manuscript 6 August 1985 6pp.
(36) Correspondence from Rosanne Klass to Daniel Starer: Comments on draft 8 August 1985 22pp.
(37) Biographical information on Rosanne Klass and Freedom House
New York Times 8 December 1964  1p.
Biographical n.d. 2p.
Freedom House n.d. 11pp.
Afghanistan Relief Committee n.d. 6pp.
(38) Correspondence from Abdub Qader to Daniel Starer: Comments on draft 12 August 1985 4pp.
(39) Correspondence from Pamela Hunte: Comments on draft 13 August 1985 1p.
(40) Correspondence from Thomas E. Gouttierre: Historical, factual, cultural suggestions 13 August 1985  6pp.
(41) Correspondence from Daniel Starer: Package containing Klass’s and Qader’s comments 14 August 1985 2pp.
(42) Correspondence from Follett: Title change from Five Tigers to Five Lions 17 August 1985 1p.
(43) 3rd draft, Five Lions 17 August 1985 442pp.
BOX 47
(44) Correspondence from Follett to Captain John Gunston: Thank-you for your help 4 September 1985 1p.
(45) Final draft: out-takes and new material n.d. 173pp.
(46) Correspondence from Follett to Pamela Hunte: Thank-you for your help 1 October 1985 1p.
(47) Correspondence from Geoff Reeve: Comments on draft, with Follett thank you
Reeve 24 April 1986 3pp.
Follett  25 April 1986  1p.
(48) Correspondence from Daniel Starer: Research on expletives
Follett 31 October 1986 1p.
Starer   15 December 1986 1p.
Research n.d.  40pp.
(49) Correspondence from Al Zuckerman: Comments on screenplay 1 December 1986 43pp.
(50) Correspondence from Follett to Geoff Reeve: Here is the revised first draft…screenplay
Letter 1 April 1987 2pp.
Screenplay 11 December 1986  139pp.
(51) Screenplay, with handwritten notes n.d. 173pp.
(52)   Lie Down with Lions – Treatment  n.d. 4pp.

Box 48-50

BOX 48
(53) Manuscript (in yellow package) n.d. 442pp.
BOX 49
(54) Blue notebook containing Five Tigers 1st draft, manuscript and Follett’s notes 7 March 1985 400pp.
BOX 50
(55) Lion’s script, 2nd draft outline n.d.  10pp.
(56) Correspondence: Concerning screenplay
Koster 19 March 1987  2pp.
Zuckerman 20 March 1987 2pp.
Follett’s notes 25 March 1987  15pp.
(57) Correspondence from Follett to Reeve: Revised first draft 1 April 1987 2pp.
Screenplay, revised 1st draft  1 April 1987  139pp.
(58) Correspondence from Geoff Reeve: Screenplay comments 28 March 1989  3pp.
(59) Correspondence from Follett to Geoff Reeve: Note on revising and shortening the screenplay  28 March 1989  1p.
(60) Notes on meeting with Geoff Reeve, screenplay changes 7 May 1989 5pp.
(61) Screenplay, 2nd draft 22 May 1989 110pp.