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Florence Hardy


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Charlotte Mew : The Farmer's Bride

'In 1916 one of the tasks of the second Mrs Hardy was to read aloud in the evenings at their Dorchester home, Max Gate, to the old great man whom she so carefully tended. It was difficult to know what he would and wouldn't like [...] but he took to "The Farmer's Bride"'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Florence Hardy      Print: Book


Thomas Hardy : Memoirs

After Thomas Hardy's death on 11 January 1928, his literary executor Sydney Cockerell 'asked Florence [Hardy] to read aloud to him, chapter by chapter, the manuscript of Hardy's memoirs. This occupied most evenings'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Florence Hardy      Manuscript: Unknown


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