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Record Number: 32333


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Did you read Lloyd George's speech the other day introducing the remark about the German potato bread "I fear that potato bread more than all Von Kluck's strategy". Although, as you have seen, I don't often read the newspapers, I was glad when Kirk pointed that out to me. Most of the people one hears rather laugh at that bread "wheeze", but I rather think Lloyd George's is the wiser view.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

1 Mar 1915

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

Great Bookham
Surrey
'Gastons'

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:

Clive Staples Lewis

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

29 Nov 1898

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Student

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

Northern Ireland

Country of Experience:

England

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

Mr Kirkpatrick ('Kirk pointed that out to me'), possibly Mrs Kirkpatrick and other members of the household


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

The Times

Genre:

Politics, Transcript of the whole or part of a speech

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

The Times (1 March 1915), p. 10

Provenance

owned
owned by the Kirkpatrick household, not by Lewis himself


Source Information:

Record ID:

32333

Source:

Print

Author:

C. S. Lewis

Editor:

Walter Hooper

Title:

C. S. Lewis Collected Letters

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2000

Vol:

1

Page:

112

Additional Comments:

From a letter to his father, [7 March 1915]

Citation:

C. S. Lewis, Walter Hooper (ed.), C. S. Lewis Collected Letters, (London, 2000), 1, p. 112, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32333, accessed: 29 January 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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