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Record 24335

Reading Experience:

'[letter from Mrs Ward to Reginald Smith] I heard such pleasing things about "David [Grieve]" from Lord Arran in Dublin the other day. He knows it absolutely by heart, and he says that when he was campaigning in South Africa two battered copies of "David" were read to pieces by him and his brother-officers, and every night they discussed it round the camp fires'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: From: 1 Sep 1911
Country: South Africa
Time: n/a
Place: other location: army encampment
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: Lord Arran
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: soldier
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: South Africa
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Mary Augusta Ward
Title: David Grieve
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 24335  
Source - Print  
  Author: Janet Penrose Trevelyan
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Life of Mrs Humphry Ward
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1923
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 256
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Janet Penrose Trevelyan, The Life of Mrs Humphry Ward (London, 1923), p. 256,, accessed: 02 March 2024

Additional comments:



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