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Record Number: 34201


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

One can say of the more reticent British that, as you come to know them, some are discovered and some are found out. My father was of those who are discovered. 'The Times' came to him regularly, and he had a small shelf of books which he read over and over, admitting a newcomer now and then, after much deliberation. The whole of George Borrow and of Charles Darwin, Hodson of Hodson's Horse, Buckle's 'History of Civilization', White's 'Selborne', Benvenuto Cellini, and Sismondi's Italian Republics are what I remember.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1911 and 1 Oct 1928

Country:

Canada

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Creston
county: Kootenay, British Columbia

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:

Robert Stark

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 May 1853

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Sculptor

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Canada

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

The Times

Genre:

Reference / General works, newspaper

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
subscription


Source Information:

Record ID:

34201

Source:

Print

Author:

Freya Stark

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Beyond Euphrates: Autobiography 1928-1933

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1951

Vol:

n/a

Page:

27

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Freya Stark, Beyond Euphrates: Autobiography 1928-1933, (London, 1951), p. 27, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=34201, accessed: 29 January 2020


Additional Comments:

Robert Stark (1 May 1853-27 August 1931) was an English sculptor and artist and the father of Dame Freya Madeline Stark (31 January 1893 - 9 May 1993), British explorer and travel writer. This recollection of reading dates from Freya Stark's account in October 1928. Robert Stark had emigrated to Canada in 1911.

   
   
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