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‘We’re going to move … I can’t rush backwards and forwards, I’ll go mad – I am sure of it.’: Representations of speed and haste in English life writing 1846-1958.

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‘We’re going to move … I can’t rush backwards and forwards, I’ll go mad – I am sure of it.’ : Representations of speed and haste in English life writing 1846-1958. / Pooley, Colin Gilbert; Pooley, Marilyn Elizabeth.

Architectures of Hurry – Mobilities, Cities and Modernity. ed. / Phillip Gordon Mackintosh; Richard Dennis; Deryck W Holdsworth. Abingdon : Routledge, 2018. p. 194-208 (Routledge Research in Historical Geography).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

Harvard

Pooley, CG & Pooley, ME 2018, ‘We’re going to move … I can’t rush backwards and forwards, I’ll go mad – I am sure of it.’: Representations of speed and haste in English life writing 1846-1958. in PG Mackintosh, R Dennis & DW Holdsworth (eds), Architectures of Hurry – Mobilities, Cities and Modernity. Routledge Research in Historical Geography, Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 194-208.

APA

Pooley, C. G., & Pooley, M. E. (2018). ‘We’re going to move … I can’t rush backwards and forwards, I’ll go mad – I am sure of it.’: Representations of speed and haste in English life writing 1846-1958. In P. G. Mackintosh, R. Dennis, & D. W. Holdsworth (Eds.), Architectures of Hurry – Mobilities, Cities and Modernity (pp. 194-208). (Routledge Research in Historical Geography). Routledge.

Vancouver

Pooley CG, Pooley ME. ‘We’re going to move … I can’t rush backwards and forwards, I’ll go mad – I am sure of it.’: Representations of speed and haste in English life writing 1846-1958. In Mackintosh PG, Dennis R, Holdsworth DW, editors, Architectures of Hurry – Mobilities, Cities and Modernity. Abingdon: Routledge. 2018. p. 194-208. (Routledge Research in Historical Geography).

Author

Pooley, Colin Gilbert ; Pooley, Marilyn Elizabeth. / ‘We’re going to move … I can’t rush backwards and forwards, I’ll go mad – I am sure of it.’ : Representations of speed and haste in English life writing 1846-1958. Architectures of Hurry – Mobilities, Cities and Modernity. editor / Phillip Gordon Mackintosh ; Richard Dennis ; Deryck W Holdsworth. Abingdon : Routledge, 2018. pp. 194-208 (Routledge Research in Historical Geography).

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