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Record Number: 31971


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Am reading "Snow Upon the Desert", by Miss Macnaughten, rather a jolly tale. Very good concert party here tonight, from the Canadian Corps.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

27 Nov 1916

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Savy, near Aubigny

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:

Douglas Herbert Bell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

11 May 1890

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps; bank employee

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Sarah Macnaughtan

Title:

Snow Upon the Desert

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

31971

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Henry Williamson

Title:

A Soldier's Diary of the Great War

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1929

Vol:

n/a

Page:

185

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry Williamson (ed.), A Soldier's Diary of the Great War, (London, 1929), p. 185, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=31971, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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