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Record Number: 32878


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have … changed billet, and the chaps here are very nice indeed. Good men, which is a great point. But in this new democracy almost everyone is jolly, or tries to be. Kipling’s little 6d book on the new Armies [The New Army in Training] is very good. Hast seen it?’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 11 Feb 1915 and 28 Feb 1915

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Northampton
county: Northamptonshire
other location: unspecified billet

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:

Ivor Bertie Gurney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Aug 1890

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Private, Gloucestershire Regiment

Religion:

Christian (Anglican)

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

Title:

The New Army in Training

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Macmillan 1915

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32878

Source:

Print

Author:

Ivor Gurney

Editor:

R. K. R. Thornton,

Title:

Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters

Place of Publication:

Manchester

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

n/a

Page:

13

Additional Comments:

Letter to F. W. Harvey,February 1915 from billets in Northampton

Citation:

Ivor Gurney, R. K. R. Thornton, (ed.), Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters, (Manchester, 1991), p. 13, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32878, accessed: 16 November 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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