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Record Number: 18053


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I lie in bed, and watch the fire on the ceiling, and hear the clock strike, and think how delicious it will be when you come to stay here - I read Haydon, and an excellent Cruickshank-ish book called Murder for Profit.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

25 Dec 1926

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Knole
county: Kent
location in dwelling: Bedroom

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Vita Sackville-West

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

9 Mar 1892

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Novelist

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Benjamin Robert Haydon

Title:

Autobiography

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Published 1847 (editor's footnote)

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18053

Source:

Print

Author:

Vita Sackville-West

Editor:

Louise de Salvo

Title:

The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

n/a

Page:

172

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated Christmas-day [25 December 1926] written by Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf. Vita says earlier in the letter that she is spending Christmas in bed with influenza. Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska.

Citation:

Vita Sackville-West, Louise de Salvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf, (Great Britain, 1984), p. 172, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18053, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

'Murder for Profit' is described in a footnote as 'A famous detective story by W. Bolitho (1926).

   
   
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