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Record 23646

Reading Experience:

'"I am going to call attention in this department," it ran, "to the fact that the most informing - and upsetting - book to read to-day on the Abyssinian crisis is "Mandoa, Mandoa!" I wrote the review in "Books"; this summer I bought the English edition to re-read in the light of present events. Heavens, how well it stood the test!"'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1935 and 30 Sep 1935
Country: unknown
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:May Lamberton-Becker
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Winifred Holtby
Title: Mandoa, Mandoa!
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1933
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23646  
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: 347
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter written by May Lamberton Becker of the "New York Herald-Tribune "Books" to Winifred Holtby and received by her in the summer of 1935.

Citation: Vera Brittain, Testament of Friendship (Great Britain, 1980), p. 347,, accessed: 20 January 2022

Additional comments:



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