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

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Author: Alcott
Title of text being read: Little Women

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 √ Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
1900-1945'I could begin to read one of the books that had been given to me ... and lose myself in another world. [Followed by a list of the books enjoyed].'Eileen Lawrence Louisa May AlcottLittle Women
1900-1945'Mary Lakeman, a Cornish fisherman's daughter, confirmed what George Orwell had written in "Riding Down from Bangor": "Little Women", "Good Wives", "What Katy Did", "Avon...Mary Lakeman Louisa May AlcottLittle WomenPrint: Book
'Constance Smedley's favourite childhood reading was ... Louisa May Alcott's Little Women (1868-9)'Constance Smedley Louisa May AlcottLittle WomenPrint: Book
1900-1945Elizabeth Segel, in "'As the Twig is Bent ...': Gender and Childhood Reading": " [Melvyn Bragg] became 'hooked' on Alcott after having picked up at a seaside bookshop ...Melvyn Bragg Louisa May AlcottLittle WomenPrint: Book
1900-1945'Meeting held at 22 Cintra Avenue 10.3.41 F. E. Pollard in the Chair.
1. The minutes of the last meeting were read and signed.
3. Violet Clou...
Mary S. Stansfield Louisa AlcottLittle Women Print: Book
1900-1945Either at school or at home I read all the classics considered necessary for children: 'Treasure Island', 'Kidnapped', 'Little Women', 'David Copperfield', 'Ivanhoe', 'Ro...Patricia Beer Louisa May AlcottLittle WomenPrint: Book
1900-1945[analysis of a female respondent in Arnold Freeman's 1918 Sheffield Survey] 'Munitions worker, age eighteen... Has read Seebohm Rowntree's "Poverty" and a basic economics...questionaire respondent Louisa May AlcottLittle WomenPrint: Book

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