From the BBC
Samuel Beckett's manuscript of his first novel, Murphy, sold for £962,500 at a Sotheby's auction.
The University of Reading, which bought the item, is thrilled to add it to its collection of 500+ manuscripts and drafts.
This set of six school exercise books is more like a draft than a manuscript. They are filled with stray thoughts, doodles, and sketches (including one of Charlie Chaplin), and eight different attempts at the first sentence.
Samuel Beckett, it seems would have loved a word processor.