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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Helen Waddell

  

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Helen Waddell : Peter Abelard

'I am reading "Peter Abelard" ...[it's] a wonderful book and not at all hard to read. I have nearly finished it now. Wish I hadn't!'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Hilary Spalding      Print: Book

  

Helen Waddell : Peter Abelard

'Spent glorious morning doing book [i.e. sorting bookcase] & enjoying myself thoroughly. Bought "Balletomania" at long last, and am so thrilled as have wanted it for ages. Am re-reading "Peter Abelard" & again it is far and away the best book I have ever read. Have saved ?2 for next hol's book buying!' NB "Balletomania" does not appear on the list of books read during 1944 at the end of the diary.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Hilary Spalding      Print: Book

  

Helen Waddell : Peter Abelard

'Have begun "Peter Abelard" again. I do love it, & can never leave it once I've begun.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Hilary Spalding      Print: Book

  

Helen Waddell : The Wandering Scholars

'I am reading a delicious book called The Wandering Scholars - I wish I knew Latin.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Vita Sackville-West      Print: Book

  

Helen Waddell : Peter Abelard

Transcript of interview: 'We [Hilary and schoolfellows] used to recommend things to each other a lot, and we had crazes Georgette Heyer, D.K. Broster, Cronin, Axel Munter, Hugh Walpole. And then there were F Brett Young and my own particular favourite Helen Waddell, Peter Abelard I read that when I was about 15 and I read it almost every year for about 6 years afterwards. I loved it.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Hilary Spalding      Print: Book

  

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