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Record 18683

Reading Experience:

'Thank you for sending me a copy of the United Methodist containing the article "Books and Bookmen", which deals with the close resemblances between an episode in Charles Shaw?s anonymous book, "When I was a Child" and an episode in Clayhanger. Let me remark that I am a fairly regular student of the columns of the United Methodist and other denominational organs, and I only wish that certain papers of a different stamp showed as keen an interest in literature as you do. As soon as I heard of it I bought the book with the full intention of using it if I could, as I have bought and used scores of historical books bearing on the district or period in which I happened as a novelist to be interested.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 1 Apr 1916
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:Arnold Bennett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 27 May 1867
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer/journalist/reviewer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Charles Shaw
Title: When I was a Child
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1903
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 18683  
Source - Print  
  Author: Arnold Bennett
  Editor: James Hepburn
  Title: Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931
  Place of Publication: London: Oxford University Press
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: III
  Page: 8
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to the Editor of the United Methodist, 6 April 1916

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 8,, accessed: 24 June 2024

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