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Record Number: 6770


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Read "The Count of Monte Cristo" (abridged which is simply superb. Bought "Song of Bernadette" at last.' NB "Song of Bernadette" appears on the list of 'books read during this year' [1944].

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 21 Apr 1944 and 31 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:

Franz Werfel

Title:

Song of Bernadette

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6770

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Hilary Spalding

Title:

MS Diary 1944

Location:

Private Collection of Mrs Hilary Adams

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

n/a

Citation:

Hilary Spalding, MS Diary 1944 Private Collection of Mrs Hilary Adams, p. n/a, p. n/a, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6770, accessed: 19 September 2019


Additional Comments:

This was at least the second reading of "Song of Bernadette"; Spalding also records reading in in 1943.

   
   
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