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Record 22716

Reading Experience:

'His injury had not been permanent, and he now sat day after day beside Winifred's bed, talking to her about Russian literature and reading aloud from "Crime and Punishment".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1916 and 31 Jul 1917
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Rudston
county: Yorkshire
location in dwelling: 'beside Winifred's bed'
other location: Winifred's family home
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:George de Coundouroff
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: soldier in the British Army
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Russia
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Winifred Holtby
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Title: Crime and Punishment
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22716  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vera Brittain
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Testament of Friendship
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 61
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Vera Brittain, Testament of Friendship (Great Britain, 1980), p. 61,, accessed: 20 January 2022

Additional comments:

George de Coundouroff had come to England as a fourteen year old and spent school holidays with Winifred Holtby's family.



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