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Record Number: 2213


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

in 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' there was the key line, 'That demmed elusive Pimpernel'; and, of course, 'demmed' would never do, so Mother substituted 'awful'. I think she deliberately chose a word which did not scan and which obviously was not the original one... 'The Scarlet Pimpernel', incidentally, was another great favourite of Mother's...

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1925 and 31 Dec 1935

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Exmouth
location in dwelling: at home, in kitchen, front room and garden

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:

Harriet Beer

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

wife of railway clerk

Religion:

Plymouth Brethern

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

daughters -Patricia Beer and Sheila Beer


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Baroness Emmuska Orczy

Title:

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Genre:

Fiction, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

2213

Source:

Print

Author:

Patricia Beer

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Mrs Beer's House

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1968

Vol:

n/a

Page:

100-101

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Patricia Beer, Mrs Beer's House (London, 1968), p. 100-101, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2213, accessed: 20 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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