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"Meeting held at School House, Leighton Park, 16.I.34.<br/>     Francis E. Pollard in the chair<br/> <br/> 1. The Chairman offered the Club’s greetings to our new members, though only one of them was able to be present.<br/> <br/> 2. We much regretted the absence of George and Celia Burrow on account of the former’s illness, and of Mary Pollard who had gone to see Caroline in Birmingham where she had had the bad luck to come in for a motoring accident.<br/> <br/> 3. Minutes of last were then read and approved.<br/> <br/> [...]<br/> <br/> 7. The subject for the evening then claimed our attention, & Charles Stansfield read us a paper on Lewis Carroll’s life. It contained much material that was new to most of us, and was so & absorbingly retailed that the Secretary completely omitted to take notes on it<br/> <br/> 8. This was followed by extracts from his letters read to us by Dorothy Brain. She chose them all, I think, from letters to little girls thus wisely focussing our interest upon the author & making him very real behind his nom de plume.<br/> <br/> 9. After the interval Dorothy Brain’s players—Frank Pollard, Janet Rawlings, Reginald Robson & Victor Alexander performed an unrehearsed tea party. Whether the performance was comic, gruesome or grotesque I would not venture to suggest. To one actor, unseeing and unseen beneath his mask it was a little like a cross between a modernist nightmare & old-fasioned blind man’s buff.<br/> <br/> 10. Readings were then given by<br/> Ethel C. Stevens : from Alice through the Looking Glass<br/> Howard R. Smith : [from] Sylvie and Bruno<br/> Francis E. Pollard : [from] the Hunting of the Snark<br/> C. E. Stansfield : [from] Hiawatha’s Photographing<br/> <br/> 11. It was decided to have a subscription of 6/- for the current year."

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It is assumed that it was Victor Alexander, as secretary of the club, who read out the minutes of the previous meeting.<br/> Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

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Alexander, Victor
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&lt;br/&gt;
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8. This was followed by extracts from his letters read to us by Dorothy Brain. She chose them 
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&lt;br/&gt;
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Francis E. Pollard : [from] the Hunting of the Snark&lt;br/&gt;
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Minutes of meeting of the XII Book Club held 20 December 1933

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Related place
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    Francis E. Pollard in the chair&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
1. The Chairman offered the Club’s greetings to our new members, though only one of them 
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&lt;br/&gt;
2. We much regretted the absence of George and Celia Burrow on account of the former’s 
illness, and of Mary Pollard who had gone to see Caroline in Birmingham where she had had 
the bad luck to come in for a motoring accident.&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
3. Minutes of last were then read and approved.&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
[...]&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
7. The subject for the evening then claimed our attention, &amp; Charles Stansfield read us a paper 
on Lewis Carroll’s life. It contained much material that was new to most of us, and was so &amp; 
absorbingly retailed that the Secretary completely omitted to take notes on it&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
8. This was followed by extracts from his letters read to us by Dorothy Brain. She chose them 
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making him very real behind his nom de plume.&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
9. After the interval Dorothy Brain’s players—Frank Pollard, Janet Rawlings, Reginald Robson &amp; 
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gruesome or grotesque I would not venture to suggest. To one actor, unseeing and unseen 
beneath his mask it was a little like a cross between a modernist nightmare &amp; old-fasioned 
blind man’s buff.&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
10. Readings were then given by&lt;br/&gt;
Ethel C. Stevens : from Alice through the Looking Glass&lt;br/&gt;
Howard R. Smith : [from] Sylvie and Bruno&lt;br/&gt;
Francis E. Pollard : [from] the Hunting of the Snark&lt;br/&gt;
C. E. Stansfield : [from] Hiawatha’s Photographing&lt;br/&gt;
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