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Record 29155

Reading Experience:

'One Friday afternoon I went to the [italics] Daily Herald [end italics] office to call on a friend. As I entered the building a taxi stopped at the door and I found G. K. C. [G. K. Chesterton] by my side. "I have half an hour for my article," said he, rather breathlessly. "Wait here till I come back." The first sentence was addressed to himself, the second to the taxi-driver, but as we were now in the office the driver heard nothing. Chesterton called for a back file of the [italics] Daily Herald [end italics], sat down, lit a cigar and began to read some of his old articles. I watched him. Presently he smiled. Then he laughed. Then he leaned back in his chair and roared. "Good - oh, damned good!" exclaimed he. He turned to another article and frowned a little, but a third pleased him better. After a while he pushed the papers from him and sat a while in thought.'
Century: 1900-1945
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
specific address: Offices of the "Daily Herald"
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:Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth 29 May 1874
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer and journalist
Religion: Roman Catholic
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: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Title: Backfile of his own articles published in the "Daily Herald."
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
Read in the offices of the "Daily Herald."


Source Information:

Record ID: 29155  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charles Frederick Kenyon
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Set Down in Malice: A Book of Reminiscences
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1919
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 72
  Additional comments: Written under the pseudonym "Gerald Cumberland."

Citation: Charles Frederick Kenyon, Set Down in Malice: A Book of Reminiscences (London, 1919), p. 72,, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:



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