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Record Number: 18774


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Elizabeth worked hard for the lessons she liked, and instead of preparation for the ones she didn't like she read poetry, the Bible, and checked out the facts of life in the encyclopaedia'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Sep 1914 and 31 Jun 1917

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Orpington
county: Kent
specific address: Downe House 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:

Elizabeth Bowen

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

7 Jun 1899

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

later writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Anglican

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18774

Source:

Print

Author:

Victoria Glendinning

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a Writer

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1977

Vol:

n/a

Page:

36

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Victoria Glendinning, Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a Writer (London, 1977), p. 36, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18774, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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