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Record Number: 32098


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Books read from Feby 16th/18

King Richard II    Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream    do.
Henry the Eighth    do.
As You Like It    do.
Ziska    Marie Corelli
Lorna Doone    R. D. Blackmore
Don Quixote de la mancha Vol II
(Miguel de Cervantes Savedra)
Food of the Gods    H. G. Wells
Odette's Marriage    Albert Delpit
A Walking Gentleman    James Prior
The Making of a Marchioness    F. H. Burnett
Vixen    Mrs. Braddon
The Magnetic North    Eliz. Robins
A Roman Singer    Marion Crawford
In the Reign of Terror    G. A. Henty
Songs of a Sourdough    R. W. Service
Forest Folk    James Prior
John Henry    Hugh McHugh
The Inviolable Sanctuary    G. A. Birmingham'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 18 Feb 1918 and 7 Dec 1918

Country:

Germany

Time

n/a

Place:

city: near Paderborn
county: Westphalia
specific address: Senne II, Sennelager

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Edward Henry Jones

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

8 Oct 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Lance Corporal, 2nd Royal Fusiliers

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Germany

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Title:

The Making of a Marchioness

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32098

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Edward H. Jones

Title:

[Notebook kept in Prisoner of War Camp]

Location:

Special Collections, Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham

Call No:

MS216

Page/Folio:

n/a

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

Edward H. Jones, [Notebook kept in Prisoner of War Camp], Special Collections, Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham, MS216, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32098, accessed: 29 November 2021


Additional Comments:

Jones twice records receiving parcels of books in the post (on 20 June and 10 September 1918), but does not record the sender(s). These books could have been sent by the Camps Library, the Prisoner of War Books Scheme, or the British Red Cross. Alternatively, he could have borrowed books from other prisoners or from the Sennelager camp library.

   
   
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