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Record 18774

Reading Experience:

'Elizabeth worked hard for the lessons she liked, and instead of preparation for the ones she didn't like she read poetry, the Bible, and checked out the facts of life in the encyclopaedia'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Sep 1914 and 31 Jun 1917
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Orpington
county: Kent
specific address: Downe House School
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:Elizabeth Bowen
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 7 Jun 1899
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: later writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Anglican
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Bible
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18774  
Source - Print  
  Author: Victoria Glendinning
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a Writer
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1977
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 36
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Victoria Glendinning, Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a Writer (London, 1977), p. 36,, accessed: 19 February 2020

Additional comments:



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