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Record 26722

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Transcript of interview: 'The school library had a reasonably wide selection ā€“ we could take out one fiction and one non-fiction a week but the English teacher would vet them to see what we were taking out. There was a book called Anthony Adverse that fell open at a specific page because it had what we thought was a scene of terrifically kinky sex ā€“ I think actually that it was probably really very mild ā€“ just the woman was on top and we were very intrigued by it. Iā€™m sure the English teacher had never read that.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1935 and 31 Dec 1945
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Casterton 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: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: Hervey Allen
Title: Anthony Adverse
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 26722  
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=26722, accessed: 21 July 2019

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