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Record Number: 18200


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'By the way, Harold and I both like Clifford Kitchin's murder book, and I shall recommend it on Thursday, so tell Leonard to notice if it affects sales.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 9 Mar 1892 and 28 Sep 1929

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Weald, Sevenoaks
county: Kent
specific address: Long Barn

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:

Clifford Kitchin

Title:

Death of my Aunt

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Published by the Hogarth Press

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18200

Source:

Print

Author:

Vita Sackville-West

Editor:

Louise DeSalvo

Title:

The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

n/a

Page:

374-375

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated Saturday 28 September 1929 written by Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf. Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska.

Citation:

Vita Sackville-West, Louise DeSalvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf, (Great Britain, 1984), p. 374-375, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18200, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Additional reader Harold Nicolson, Vita Sackville-West's husband.
The editors note the title and publishers of the book in a footnote and record the author's name as C.H.B. Kitchin. They add that the book was reviewed by Vita in her broadcast of 3 October 1929.
Leonard was Virginia Woolf's husband. The Woolfs ran the Hogarth Press.

   
   
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