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Oxford Universtiy Press have just issued a Press Release stating that they are investigating how details of the shortly-to-be-published Peter Pan sequel (by Geraldine McCaughrean) were leaked to the New York Times.

The Press Release, for those who are intereted, can be read in full below...


Mystery surrounding leaked manuscript
of Peter Pan in Scarlet

The Special Trustees of Great Ormond Street Children�s Hospital, Oxford University Press and a US publisher are trying to find out how a manuscript of Geraldine McCaughrean�s official sequel to JM Barrie�s Peter Pan - Peter Pan in Scarlet � found its way into the hands of the New York Times.

The plot and new characters in Peter Pan in Scarlet (published simultaneously in 31 countries in 34 editions on October 5th 2006) are, and remain until publication day, a closely guarded secret. However, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Oxford University Press are today trying to find out how an article in the New York Times, published yesterday, revealed some details that only someone who had read the manuscript could know.

A joint statement from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children�s Charity and Oxford University Press reveals that they are curious to find out how the manuscript leaked out:

Obviously we will be trying to find out, in conjunction with the US publisher of Peter Pan in Scarlet, how this has happened. However, as the published article only included a few new details, plus some inaccuracies, we do not feel that the secrecy around the manuscript has been compromised. We are delighted with the interest that publication of Peter Pan in Scarlet has generated and look forward very much to 5th October when so much more will be revealed!

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