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Record 14144

Reading Experience:

'Of course I read a great deal. I still continue my studies of French historical development. I have the best new book there is; ?The Development of Modern France? (1870 ? 1939) by D W Brogan, Fellow of Peterhouse and professor of Political Science in the University of Cambridge. It is a great book, and I am learning about many people who were formerly just streets to me. Remember rue Albert de Mun, I now find Albert to have been quite a sizeable person. You remember I expressed in my last letter my dislike of Clemenceau as biographed by L?on Daudet. Such mention as I find of him in this book up to the moment, (?L?Affaire?) still seem to make him pretty dingy, as Harold would say I shall have to read it several times, (the book I mean). For light relief I have Edna Ferber?s autobiography ?A Peculiar Treasure?. It is specially worth while, a plain straight record of a real hard worker, thrilled with her job, and wanting nothing else. She has written the book stressing always that she is a Jew and this gives of course, an added interest to the work. If it comes your way, its worth reading.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Mar 1941 and 31 Mar 1941
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Birkenhead
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:Winifred Agnes Moore
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 23 Feb 1877
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Teacher and Labour Councilor
Religion: Quaker
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: nee Booth


Text Being Read:

Author: D.W. Brogan
Title: The Development of Modern France
Genre: History, Social Science, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 14144  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Winifred Agnes Moore [nee Booth]
  Title: MS Letters from Winifred Moore, 1928-1941
  Location: private collection
  Call no: March 1941
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Winifred Agnes Moore [nee Booth], MS Letters from Winifred Moore, 1928-1941 private collection, p. March 1941, p. n/a,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

This material copyright Shirley Gould Smith and Andrew Neill Vanson Moore.



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