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Record Number: 30927


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As for Mother I'm as usual lost in amazement at the amount she gets through without turning a hair. The "Cat and the Fiddle book" I thought a masterpiece — she would have been pleased to see me giggling over it. Fortunately just as I had decided that I was ill there came an excellent batch of books including "Vera" and "Mr Waddington of Wyck" — how clever both of them in their way!

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 5 Jan 1922 and 19 Jan 1922

Country:

Iraq (Mesopotamia)

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Baghdad
specific address: own residence

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:

Gertrude Bell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Jul 1868

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Linguist, traveller, archaeologist, intelligence officer and Middle East political advisor

Religion:

originally Christian (Anglican) by now declared atheist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Iraq (Mesopotamia)

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Elizabeth von Armin

Title:

Vera

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Macmillan, 1922

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

30927

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

Gertude Bell Archive, Newcastle University http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk/

Additional Information:

Letter from Gertrude Bell to Hugh Bell, 19 January 1922 http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk/letter_details.php?letter_id=534

Citation:

Gertude Bell Archive, Newcastle University http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk/, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=30927, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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