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unknown : [Light French novels]

Mrs Hugh Fraser, wife of the British diplomat Hugh Fraser, recalls acquaintances made whilst en poste with him in China (1874-78): 'Outside of his work Sir Robert Hart, on principle, provided for his mind the very lightest literature, amusing French novels being his favourite reading. He told me that he found in these trifles the only complete relaxation from business worries; he could read them through without a single effort of thought and forget all about them directly afterwards.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Sir Robert Hart      Print: Book


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