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Record Number: 32928


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘Lying in my dugout or funkhole the other day, I became too bored to read serious stuff, or write letters; so turning my attention to the few filthy magazines strewn around, left by the last visitants, I became aware of a thrilling boys tale of 3 scouts who apparently played the very deuce and all with the Germans. It was so absolutely unlike the real thing that I read quite a lot of it, and laughed a great deal.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 15 Jun 1916 and 21 Jun 1916

Country:

France

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Fauquissart-Laventie
county: Pas-de-Calais
other location: dugout

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:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Fiction, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

probably 1916

Provenance

Found


Source Information:

Record ID:

32928

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:

105

Additional Comments:

Letter to Arthur Chapman, 22 June 1916, from billets at Laventie.

Citation:

Ivor Gurney, R. K. R. Thornton (ed.), Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters, (Manchester, 1991), p. 105, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32928, accessed: 13 November 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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