Bloomsbury Auctions will offer 42 original pencil sketches by American novelist Norman Mailer at their July 19 sale in London.

Made for the film adaptation of his own novel The Naked and the Dead, published in 1948, they include scenes from the book and depictions of several characters.

The sketches are on headed paper for the penthouse suite of the Hotel St Moritz Central Park and date from 1955.

Estimate £20,000-30,000.

Contact: 020 7495 9494.