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Record 6770

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Read "The Count of Monte Cristo" (abridged which is simply superb. Bought "Song of Bernadette" at last.' NB "Song of Bernadette" appears on the list of 'books read during this year' [1944].
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 21 Apr 1944 and 31 Dec 1944
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Casterton School, near Kirkby Lonsdale
   
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: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: daughter of clergyman, later schoolmistress and Head of English
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: Franz Werfel
Title: Song of Bernadette
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 6770  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Hilary Spalding
  Title: MS Diary 1944
  Location: Private Collection of Mrs Hilary Adams
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Hilary Spalding, MS Diary 1944 Private Collection of Mrs Hilary Adams, p. n/a, p. n/a, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=6770, accessed: 17 November 2019

Additional comments:

This was at least the second reading of "Song of Bernadette"; Spalding also records reading in in 1943.

 

 

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