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Record Number: 33027


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Here I have been reading any amount of rubbish: among them (the rubbishes) two quite admirable shockers by John (Prester) Buchan: THE POWERHOUSE and THE THIRTY NINE STEPS. Both cheap editions by Blackwood and excellent fun. I wish I could write shockers. I worship them. Then a very clever sevenpenny (Heinemann) The Divine Fire by May Sinclair, which might have been excellent if people didn't TALK so much. I hate people to say the same thing twice over ... By this mail I shall send you the first half of MARCHING ON TANGA ...'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 18 Aug 1916 and 30 Aug 1916

Country:

Kenya

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Nairobi
specific address: Lady Colville's Nursing Home

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:

Francis Brett Young

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

29 Jun 1884

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Lieutenant, Royal Army Medical Corps

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Kenya

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Buchan

Title:

The Power-House

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1916

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

33027

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Jacques Leclaire

Title:

Tanga Letters to Jessie: Written by Francis Brett Young to His Wife from German East Africa, 1916-1917

Place of Publication:

Halesowen

Date of Publication:

2005

Vol:

n/a

Page:

75-6

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jacques Leclaire (ed.), Tanga Letters to Jessie: Written by Francis Brett Young to His Wife from German East Africa, 1916-1917, (Halesowen, 2005), p. 75-6, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33027, accessed: 17 November 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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