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Record Number: 6111


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'It was here, at No. 31, that I discovered Bewick, one afternoon while Aunt Etty was having her rest. I remember lying on the sofa between the dining-room windows with the peacock blue serge curtains, and wishing passionately that I could have been Mrs Bewick.'

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: 31 Kensington Square

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:

Gwen Raverat

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1887

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

don's daughter

Religion:

unknown

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:

Thomas Bewick

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary, Arts / architecture, Natural history, book of engravings

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
read at Aunt's house


Source Information:

Record ID:

6111

Source:

Print

Author:

Gwen Raverat

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Period Piece

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1952

Vol:

n/a

Page:

129

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gwen Raverat, Period Piece (London, 1952), p. 129, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6111, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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