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Record Number: 20690


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'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

Date:

From: 31 Jan 1940

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Ralph Glasser

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Apr 1916

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

economist

Religion:

Jewish

Country of Origin:

England, of Lithuanian heritage

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Olivia Manning

Title:

Balkan Trilogy, The

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20690

Source:

Print

Author:

Ralph Glasser

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Gorbals Voices, Siren Songs

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1990

Vol:

n/a

Page:

35

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ralph Glasser, Gorbals Voices, Siren Songs, (London, 1990), p. 35, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20690, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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