His wife may finish the work. He had written anywhere from 30,000 to 50,000 words. Sheila Ravenscroft is estimated to have 70,000 to complete the book.
Another issue is the future of his 40,000 albums on vinyl, tape and CD, many of them unique. It is thought Peel hoped the British Library’s national sound archive would take over the collection. An American radio company is already reported to have offered $1 million for it.
My hope obviously is that it does indeed go to the British Library…