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Record Number: 2293


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

For some reason we were never confronted with the famous animal books in childhood -neither "The Wind in the Willows" nor "Winne-the-Pooh", nor any Beatrix Potter -and when I did meet the works of Kenneth Grahame and A.A. Milne, at the age of twelve or thirteen, I was past them to the extent that I read from a height, like a connoisseur, with no involvement, accepting with sophistication rather than naivety the clothing, the speecg and the human motives of the animals.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1931 and 31 Dec 1932

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Exmouth

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:

Patricia Beer

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

4 Nov 1919

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

daughter of railway clerk

Religion:

Plymouth Brethren

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:

Kenneth Grahame

Title:

The Wind in the Willows

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2293

Source:

Print

Author:

Patricia Beer

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Mrs Beer's House

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1968

Vol:

n/a

Page:

102

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Patricia Beer, Mrs Beer's House, (London, 1968), p. 102, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=2293, accessed: 29 November 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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