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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Record Number: 6780


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Today I finished "Wuthering Heights" and began "Villette". I must try and get a set of the Bronte books as soon as I can - they are most refreshing and not a bit old fashioned as they ought to be.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

17 Dec 1944

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Casterton School, near Kirkby Lonsdale

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:

Hilary Spalding

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

4 Sep 1927

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

daughter of clergyman, later schoolmistress and Head of English

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Emily Bronte

Title:

Wuthering Heights

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6780

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Hilary Spalding

Title:

MS Diary 1944

Location:

Private Collection of Mrs Hilary Adams

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

n/a

Additional Information:

Diary entry for 17 Dec 1944

Citation:

Hilary Spalding, MS Diary 1944, Private Collection of Mrs Hilary Adams, n/a, n/a, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6780, accessed: 05 December 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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