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Record Number: 20890


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My mother did her conscientious best to remedy the deficiencies of our literary education by reading Dickens aloud to us on Sunday afternoons. We ploughed through "David Copperfield" and "Nicholas Nickleby" in this manner, which perhaps explains why I have never been able to finish anything else by Dickens except "A Tale of Two Cities".

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 29 Dec 1893 and 29 Mar 1970

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: 'Sunday afternoons'

Place:

city: Macclesfield
county: Cheshire

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:

Listener:

Vera Brittain

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Dec 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Vera Brittain's brother Edward


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

David Copperfield

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20890

Source:

Print

Author:

Vera Brittain

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Testament of Youth

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1978

Vol:

n/a

Page:

27

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth, (Great Britain, 1978), p. 27, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20890, accessed: 23 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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