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Record 18169

Reading Experience:

'Do you now what we are doing? Harold is reading about Harmann, The Butcher of Hanover, - an unbelievably horrible book which I recommend by the way to the Hogarth Press, in translation, - and I am writing to you, and over both of us hangs the immediate prospect of putting on our pretty evening clothes and sallying out to a party.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 25 Feb 1929
Country: Germany
Time: n/a
Place: city: Berlin
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:Harold Nicolson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Diplomat
Religion: Unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Germany
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: [work about Harmann, the Butcher of Hanover]
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18169  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vita Sackville-West
  Editor: Louise DeSalvo
  Title: The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 348
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated Monday 25 February 1929 written by Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf. Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska.

Citation: Vita Sackville-West, Louise DeSalvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf (Great Britain, 1984), p. 348,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:

The Hogarth Press was owned by Virginia and Leonard Woolf.



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