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Record Number: 32974


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have read Sous Verdun which I liked very much and I am reading Ma Piece which I'm not sure I don't like still better ... It is very early in the morning. Too early to write a letter. But I may not have time later. How exciting all books about the beginning of the war are and how odd it is that they all become dull in just the same way as soon as La Guerre de tranchees begins. It isn't odd at all but inevitable.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

3 Jul 1916

Country:

France

Time

morning

Place:

city: Saint-Omer
other location: Headquarters, Royal Flying Corps

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:

Maurice Baring

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

27 Apr 1874

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Maurice Genevoix

Title:

Sous Verdun

Genre:

Fiction, History, Military History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

32974

Source:

Print

Author:

Maurice Baring

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Dear Animated Bust: Letters to Lady Juliet Duff, France, 1915-1918

Place of Publication:

Salisbury

Date of Publication:

1981

Vol:

n/a

Page:

43

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Maurice Baring, Dear Animated Bust: Letters to Lady Juliet Duff, France, 1915-1918, (Salisbury, 1981), p. 43, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32974, accessed: 15 November 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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