The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

‘Your letters have been life & breath to me’: the challenge of indexing My beloved man

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2016), 34, (4), 138–143.

Abstract

Fresh from her experience of indexing My beloved man: the letters of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears (Stroeher et al, 2016), Marian Aird discusses how indexing letters differs from indexing biography, highlighting some of the challenges and rewards of indexing this particular collection.

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