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Record 26731

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Transcript of interview: 'And another one that I loved was when I had mumps and was in the san which had a very small library and I read Still She Wished for Company which was a ghost story. And I had a soft spot for Harrison Ainsworth, who wrote historical novels about the plague, and the fire of London and so forth. I had a strong sense of the macabre. I loved Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights which I read when I was 15/16 and I was very interested in books on medical discoveries, medical research and so on.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1935 and 31 Dec 1945
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Casterton School
location in dwelling
   
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: Harrison Ainsworth
Title: n/a
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 26731  
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=26731, accessed: 21 April 2019

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