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Record 30342

Reading Experience:

'Steady downpour all day long. Weather is worse than we get in England. No wonder Uncle Toby in [italics] Tristram Shandy [end italics] said "our armies swore terribly in Flanders". They had the same sort of weather and probably less comfort.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 3 Sep 1884 and 2 Nov 1916
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:Albert John Martin
Age Unknown
Gender n/a
Date of Birth 3 Sep 1884
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Sapper, Royal Engineers; Admiralty clerk
Religion: n/a
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: Laurence Sterne
Title: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 30342  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jack Martin
  Editor: Richard Van Emden
  Title: Sapper Martin: The Secret Great War Diary of Jack Martin
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 2009
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 26
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jack Martin, Richard Van Emden (ed.), Sapper Martin: The Secret Great War Diary of Jack Martin (London, 2009), p. 26,, accessed: 16 April 2024

Additional comments:



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