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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Manni : [Life of Burchiello]

'Read... Manni's Life of Burchiello, copying extracts'.

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: George Eliot [pseud.]      Print: Book


Manni : Veglie Piacevole

'This week I have read a satire of Juvenal, some of Cicero's "De Officiis", part of Epictetus' Enchiridion, two cantos of Pulci, part of the Canti Carnascialeschi, and finished Manni's Veglie Piacevole, besides looking up various things in the classical antquities and peeping into Theocritus'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: George Eliot [pseud]      Print: Book


Ethel Mannin : Green Willow

'Followed by the thought that, had I not been reading Ethel Mannin's "Green Willow", which gives a vivid description of this development, perhaps I would not have taken sides.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: anon      Print: Book


Olivia Manning : Balkan Trilogy, The

'Reggie Smith, also a producer at the BBC, was married to the novelist Olivia Manning. She was to draw him with exquisite accuracy, and some bitterness, as Guy in her series of novels, The Balkan trilogy - schoolboy innocence, unthinking cruelty, shallow enthusiasms, superficially generous-spirited and outgoing but essentially egotistical, a mixture of coldness and an insatiable need for warmth'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Ralph Glasser      Print: Book


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