"After publishing Jackdaws in 2001 and Hornet Flight in 2002 (both of which are set during World War II), Follett began work on yet another novel that would have used the greater time frame of the Second World War as the setting.
"His proposed novel Steepfall was begun in the fall of 2002 (after Hornet Flight had been completed and was in press but before it was released in bookstores). Steepfall was to have been a thriller about the 1946 Berlin Airlift. Although Follett developed a detailed outline and engaged in preliminary research, he abandoned it for a contemporary thriller, Whiteout, set in the twenty-first century and published in 2004.
"Coincidentally, the name of the main character's estate in that novel is 'Steepfall.'"
- cf. Carlos Ramet, 8 June 2011
(processed February, 2010)
|(1)||Outlines and notes|
|Correspondence from Al Zuckerman to Follett: Idea for a story||n.d.||3 pp.|
|Outline notes||11 September 2002||3 pp.|
|Outline notes 2||16 October 2002||11 pp.|
|(2)||Outline notes 2||16 October 2002||11 pp.|
|(3)||Outline Notes 3||29 October 2002||8 pp.|
|(4)||Outline, 1st draft||n.d.||17 pp.|
|(5)||Outlines and notes|
|Berlin calendar 1947-1949 (copy 1)||n.d.||3 pp.|
|Berlin calendar 1947-1949 (copy 2)||n.d.||3 pp.|
|Steepfall: Table of events||n.d.||2 pp.|
|Freefall story chart||15 November 2002||6 pp.|
|(6)||Spiral bound notebook|
|(7)||Research: Scottish Memories||June 1999||47 pp.|
|Correspondence from Neil Cooke to Follett: Foreign office building||7 November 2002||3 pp.|
|Images of the Foreign office building||n.d.||2 pp.|
|(9)||Manuscript Outline: Stacking the Deck: Beating America’s Casinos at Their Own Game||n.d.||103 pp.|
|(10)||Magazine: EVO||February 2004||178 pp.|