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The little Madeleine

Source: Mrs Robert Henrey, The little Madeleine: the autobiography of a young French girl (New York: Dutton, 1953), pp. 199-200, 204-205 Text: Mme Maurer, grateful and generous, found a charming way to say thank you. Immediately after lunch on my … Continue reading

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Marie Lloyd

Source: T.S. Eliot, extract from ‘Marie Lloyd’, in Selected Prose of T.S. Eliot (London: Faber & Faber, 1975), pp. 173-174 [originally published as ‘London Letter’ in The Dial, December 1922, pp. 659-663] Text: The lower classes still exist; but perhaps … Continue reading

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The Cinematograph

Source: ‘The Cinematograph’, Pall Mall Gazette, 21 February 1896, p. 9 Text: THE CINEMATOGRAPH. The world in general and London in particular has been given a new series of “living pictures” by some French inventors who have sufficiently tamed the … Continue reading

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The Private Diaries of Sir Henry Rider Haggard

Source: D.S. Higgins (ed.), The Private Diaries of Sir Henry Rider Haggard 1914-1925 (London: Cassell, 1980), p. 84 Text: 27th September 1916 Today I went to see the Somme War film with Louie, Angie and Mrs Jebb who dined with … Continue reading

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The Child and the Cinematograph Show

Source: Canon H.D. Rawnsley, The Child and the Cinematograph Show and the Picture Post-Card Evil (reprinted from the Hibbert Journal, vol. xi. 1913), pp. 3-11 Text: It is not improbable that the cinematograph film has a good deal to answer … Continue reading

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