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Record Number: 16877


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'These last two nights have been the most fearful of the war. The Battle of Britain is raging round us. Tonight continuous bombing and gunfire have shaken the house. A huge fire has lit up Aldershot and Farnham to the east; whilst gunfire and flares light up Bordon and the south coast. Mrs Grant is cowering downstairs in the kitchen; I find Sidney reading but glad to have a cup of tea. Neither he nor I are perturbed...'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

20 Apr 1941

Country:

England

Time

afternoon
evening

Place:

n/a

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:

Sidney Webb

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

13 Jul 1859

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

politician

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16877

Source:

Print

Author:

Jenny Hartley

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Hearts Undefeated: Women's Writing of the Second World War

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1999

Vol:

n/a

Page:

103

Additional Comments:

From Beatrice Webb, "The Diary of Beatrice Webb", Vol IV, 1923-1941. Entry dated 20 April 1941 3am, Passfield Corner

Citation:

Jenny Hartley, Hearts Undefeated: Women's Writing of the Second World War (London, 1999), p. 103, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16877, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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