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Record 16882

Reading Experience:

'Gratifying letter from John Fossett: "Very many thanks for two instalments of diary. Joan and I derived hours of pleasure from reading it aloud to each other. How we laughted about the Mulberry Tree. We passed it over to the RAF and how they enjoyed it. It seemed like being at home again as we lived through your experiences.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 21 Aug 1942 and 5 Mar 1944
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:John Fossett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Joan [?Fossett]
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Vere Hodgson
Title: MS diary
Genre: Daily Life
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
sent by author


Source Information:

Record ID: 16882  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jenny Hartley
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Hearts Undefeated: Women's Writing of the Second World War
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1999
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 254
  Additional comments: From Vere Hodgson, "Few Eggs and No Oranges: A Diary Showing how Unimportant People in London and Birmingham Lived through the War Years 1939-1945 (1976)

Citation: Jenny Hartley, Hearts Undefeated: Women's Writing of the Second World War (London, 1999), p. 254,, accessed: 02 June 2020

Additional comments:



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