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Record 10192

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Letter 271 4 July 1940 'Please forgive me not having written eight and a half days ago or more to thank you for your lovely birthday present. The thin mints went of course in twenty four hours, and I curled up on a sofa with Somerset Maugham until I had finished him. It was a new one to me and marvellously disagreeable and exciting! So acid it nearly burnt!'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 22 Jun 1940 and 4 Jul 1940
Country: United States
Time: n/a
Place: city: Amityville, New York
   
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:Peter Pears
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jun 1910
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Singer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: United States
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Somerset Maughan
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10192  
Source - Print  
  Author: Benjamin Britten et al
  Editor: Donald Mitchell
  Title: Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten. Volume Two 1939-45
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1988
  Vol: 2
  Page: 826
  Additional comments: From letter to Beata Mayer written on 4 July 1940. Editors: Donald Mitchell and Philip Reed

Citation: Benjamin Britten et al, Donald Mitchell (ed.), Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten. Volume Two 1939-45 (London, 1988), 2, p. 826, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=10192, accessed: 17 November 2019

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