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Record 26147

Reading Experience:

I received your book some time ago, from the publishers. My life is made terrible by my 'Evening Standard' article. When I took the job on it was clearly understood that I should be absolutely free to review or not to review or not to review, just as I chose. I cannot read all the books which I ought to read, nor even 10% of them. Often I am so puzzled how to be fair that I ignore a whole lot of books and write about some general subject. It is a way out.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 14 Oct 1927
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: Louis Golding
Title: Day of Atonement
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 26147  
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: 287
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to Louis Golding, [from 85 Cadogan Square], dated 14th October 1927

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 287,, accessed: 02 June 2023

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