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Record Number: 7069


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[while in the sickroom with a bug] Today I felt heaps better, no temp, no aches, & felt less jellyish. I read a lot, but only silly school stories, except one book, "The House of Prayer", which was very good & well-written.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

21 Feb 1945

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:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

daughter of clergyman, 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:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

["silly school stories"]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7069

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Hilary Spalding

Title:

MS Diary 1945

Location:

Private collection of Mrs Hilary Adams

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

n/a

Citation:

Hilary Spalding, MS Diary 1945 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=7069, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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