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ID
c16
Title
"A Kentish Portrait."
Genre
Essay
Page Count
2
Word Count
1700
Publisher
New Statesman and Nation
Publication Year
1933
Document Types
Full-text Online
Autobiographical
Topics
Kent, Gardening

Bates portrays a young Romney Marsh man who assists him with his garden. His humorous and detailed observations on the man's demeanor, work habits, and thick accent would later return in Bates autobiography (The Blossoming World, 101-103). In the New Statesman and Nation (October 28, 1933, 513-514).


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