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Record Number: 30293


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'His reading in 1938 and 1939 had been mainly of memoirs and biographies: Boswell, Greville, Logan Pearsall Smith's Unforgotten Years, Siegfried Sassoon's The Old Century, Somerset Maugham's The Summing-Up ('a very honest confession of faith').'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between Jan 1938 and Dec 1939

Country:

Canada

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:

John Buchan

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

n/a

Date of Birth:

26 Aug 1875

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Governor General of Canada

Religion:

Church of Scotland

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Canada

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles C. F. Greville

Title:

?The Greville Memoirs

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

30293

Source:

Print

Author:

Janet Adam Smith

Editor:

n/a

Title:

John Buchan: A Biography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1965

Vol:

n/a

Page:

462

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Janet Adam Smith, John Buchan: A Biography, (London, 1965), p. 462, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=30293, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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