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Record 26720

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Transcript of interview: 'He [her father] gave me a copy of Lou Wallis's Ben Hur in a slip case and I put in my diary which you’ll find there [points to MS diary] that I was very much enjoying it but that was completely untrue – I only read the first few pages and just couldn’t get into it and it was still in its slip case when I think I gave it to a charity shop not very long ago!'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 4 Sep 1933 and 31 Dec 1945
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Darlington
   
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: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: child
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Lou Wallis
Title: Ben Hur
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 26720  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Transcript of interview with Mrs Hilary Adams, aged 81 (2008) carried out by RED research fellow. For further information and permission to quote this material, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php),

Citation: Transcript of interview with Mrs Hilary Adams, aged 81 (2008) carried out by RED research fellow. For further information and permission to quote this material, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=26720, accessed: 18 November 2019

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