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Record Number: 27504


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Miss R. Wallis described & read from the beginning of 'Long ago & far away' [sic] the autobiography: which was written during a convalescence, in which the past events of the author's life, long forgotten, floated before his eyes as he lay in a semi-trance. E. E. Unwin described his Naturalist writing & read from The Book of a Naturalist. Mrs Unwin read an extract from Hampshire Days. Mr Evans described his books dealing with life among the village [sic] abutting on Salisbury plain.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

5 Apr 1921

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Reading
specific address: 7 Sidmouth St

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:

Ursula Unwin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Quaker or associated with the Friends

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Members of XII Book Club


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Henry Hudson

Title:

Hampshire Days

Genre:

Natural history

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

27504

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Ernest E. Unwin

Title:

XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)

Location:

Private Collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

87-8

Citation:

Ernest E. Unwin, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31) Private Collection, p. n/a, p. 87-8, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27504, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

   
   
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