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Record 26110

Reading Experience:

I have finished my novel . . . This is largely due to the exercises in 'The Culture of the Abdomen'. They are marvellous. Thank Gertrude for me. . . I am also dieting (in accordance with a book entitled 'Eat & Grow Thin') to reduce my weight & have clearly diminished myself by ½ a stone.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 16 Jul 1926
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:

Title: Eat and Grow Thin: The Mahdah Menus
Genre: Textbook / self-education, Medicine
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26110  
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: 271
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to Edward Knoblock, [from 75, Cadogan Square], dated 5th August, 1926

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 271,, accessed: 24 June 2024

Additional comments:



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