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Record Number: 6927


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Rudie inspired in all his children a love of literature, reading aloud to them from his own favourites, the great Victorians, particularly Dickens, and helping them to choose from the library shelves. "I had the run of my father's library", Rosamond remembered. "I was allowed to read anything and did". There was a bookcase in the hall where he would put books sent to him for review, and from these Rosamond, graduating from her beloved Hans Andersen, E. Nesbit and Les Petites Filles Modeles, began to discover some of the more adult novelists'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bourne End
county: Bucks

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:

Rudolph Lehmann

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1856

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer and MP

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

his children


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

6927

Source:

Print

Author:

Selina Hastings

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Rosamond Lehmann

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2002

Vol:

n/a

Page:

27

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Selina Hastings, Rosamond Lehmann (London, 2002), p. 27, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6927, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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