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Record 12849

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One of them asked what he had been reading. 'Lynch, of course,' said Louis promptly, with a twinkling in his eye. 'Lynch? Lynch?' The name was jotted down in a notebook and on cuffs. There was a bewildered air among them as they glanced at each other. They were all of the intelligentsia and considered themselves well up in modern literature, yet here was a name they had never heard. Louis was being perfectly truthful. He had been reading 'Shadowed by Three' and 'Dashing Kate, the Female Detective', shilling shockers that amused him so much he had noted the author's name and was looking for more of his works.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1890 and 31 Dec 1890
Country: Australia
Time: n/a
Place: city: Sydney, Australia
specific address: Oxford Hotel
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 Louis Stevenson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 13 Nov 1850
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Church of Scotland
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Australia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Dashing Kate, the Female Detective
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12849  
Source - Print  
  Author: Isobel Field
  Editor: n/a
  Title: This Life I've Loved
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1937
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 243
  Additional comments: Memoir of Stevenson's step-daughter Isobel Field (previously Strong, nee Osbourne). Published by Michael Joseph in London.

Citation: Isobel Field, This Life I've Loved (London, 1937), p. 243,, accessed: 14 July 2020

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