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Record Number: 31641


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Meeting held at School House 31st May 1941
R. D. L. Moore in the chair

1. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

[...]

3. The Chairman read a letter of greetings and regret for her absence from Janet Rawlings in which she suggested “Modern Poetry” as a possible subject for one of our meetings.

[...]

5. The Subject of the meeting was “Autobiography” & it proved a very varied and interesting one. Readings were given as follows:
1) My Life of Music by Sir Henry J. Wood     read by A. B. Dilks
2) My days of strength by Dr. Anne Fearn     read by S. A. Reynolds
Autobiography by John Stuart Mill     read by F. E. Pollard
Vanished Pomps of Yesterday by Lord Frederick Hamilton
    read by Rosamund Wallis
Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
    read by Arnold Joselin.
A Great Experiment by Lord Robert Cecil
    read by J. Knox Taylor.

[signed as a true record] AB Dilks'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

31 May 1941

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: School House, Leighton Park School

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Arnold Joselin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Quaker or associated with the Friends

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

Members of the XII Book Club


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Orwell

Title:

Down and Out in Paris and London

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

31641

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Margaret Dilks

Title:

XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 4 (1938-1943)

Location:

private collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

101–2

Additional Information:

Margaret Dilks was secretary to the XII Book Club from 1940 to 1970. It is inferred from this, and from the handwriting, that she was the author of this set of minutes.

Citation:

Margaret Dilks, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 4 (1938-1943), private collection, 101–2, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=31641, accessed: 08 December 2021


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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