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  • Short Summary

    The author Sir Rider Haggard is seen relaxing in his home and garden.

  • Description

    "To Norfolk we journeyed to meet the famous novelist whose books are read all the world over." L/S of a very grand country house covered with ivy. M/S of the author Sir Rider Haggard sitting at his desk writing. C/U of the author - he looks very dapper wearing a suit with a flower in his buttonhole. "Not many of his readers know that Sir Rider is a very keen agriculturalist, and practical gardener." L/S of Rider in his garden. He props his walking stick against a wall as he examines his plants.

    "The stick was given to him when he was in South Africa by Sir Theophilus Shepstone to whom it was presented by Cetywayo when he was crowned King of the Zulus." Sir Haggard poses with his stick in the garden. L/S of Sir Haggard walking in his garden by a river. His dog is with him. He sits on a bench patting his dog. "His favourite spot." M/S of Sir Haggard sitting under a canopy with his dog. "And at the end of the day Sir Rider finds peace and quietude in his study." C/U of Sir Rider reading a book beside a window in his home.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 281.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    998.21
    Media URN:
    36588
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1923
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:16:00 / 01:57:07:00
    Canister:
    EP 291

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