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Record Number: 29859


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Our billet was a chemist's house, well furnished with ledgers and letters strewn about from bureaux, chiefly the scrawl of poor people in Thiepval and other places of the past who bemoaned the bad crops, and their consequent inability to pay up.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between Sep 1916 and Oct 1916

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Englebelmer
county: Somme
other location: chemist's house billet

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:

Edmund Blunden

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Nov 1896

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Army Officer and Poet

Religion:

Christian (Anglican)

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:

unknown unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

29859

Source:

Print

Author:

Edmund Blunden

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Undertones of War

Place of Publication:

Harmondsworth (Penguin Modern Classics edn.)

Date of Publication:

1982 (1928, 1937)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

102

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Edmund Blunden, Undertones of War (Harmondsworth (Penguin Modern Classics edn.), 1982 (1928, 1937)), p. 102, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=29859, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

See also RED entry ID 29808 recording reading of Englebelmer parish magazines during this period.

   
   
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