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Record Number: 6641


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[alone in the sick bay] 'Read "Kidnapped". Not up to much... Dr came and said I couldn't go down [into lessons] until Monday. Damn. Felt miserable. Read "Trail of the Sandhill Stag" and tidied out the book cupboard.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 3 Nov 1943 and 4 Nov 1943

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Casterton School, near Kirkby Lonsdale
location in dwelling: sick bay

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:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

daughter of manufacturer; 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

n/a


Additional Comments:

Mrs Hilary Adams after marriage



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Title:

Kidnapped

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

6641

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Hilary Spalding

Title:

MS Diary 1943

Location:

private collection of Mrs Hilary Adams

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

n/a

Citation:

Hilary Spalding, MS Diary 1943 private collection of Mrs Hilary Adams, p. n/a, p. n/a, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6641, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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