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&lt;br/&gt;
6. Readings from Maurois’s works were given as follows:- &lt;br/&gt;
&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;Howard Smith from ‘The Silence of Colonel Bramble’ &lt;br/&gt;
&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;Isabel Taylor [from] Ariel &lt;br/&gt;
&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;F. E. Pollard [from] Disraeli &lt;br/&gt;
&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;Frank Knight [from] Byron &lt;br/&gt;
&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;Knox Taylor [from] History of England &lt;br/&gt;
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&lt;br/&gt;
7. Kenneth Nicholson then continued the story of Maurois’ life up to the present day, when he is living in America with his wife, while their children remain in 
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