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Record Number: 28194


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The Subject of Fairy Stories was introduced shortly by C. E. Stansfield who followed with a reading from Rewards & Fairies. "Cold Iron" F. E. Pollard sang "Do you wonder where the Fairies are?" C. I. Evans read "True Thomas" & H. M. Wallis contributed an original Phantasia [?] on Rigmarole After Refreshments Muriel B. Smith played two passages from Pier Gynt. This was followed by a somewhat desultory & inconclusive discussion on Fairies & Fairy Stories & in conclusion Miss Brain read a Swedish Tale & Mrs Rawlings told the story of Puss in Boots.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

10 Dec 1927

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Reading
specific address: 'Whinfell'

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:

Charles Stansfield

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1865

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Quaker or associated with the Friends

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Members of XII Book Club


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

Title:

'Cold Iron'

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

in his collection 'Rewards and Fairies'

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

28194

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Howard R. Smith

Title:

XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)

Location:

private collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

174

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

Howard R. Smith, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31) , private collection, n/a, 174, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28194, accessed: 25 September 2020


Additional Comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

   
   
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