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Record 11356

Reading Experience:

'Curiously enough the story I remember best is a grotesque and rather silly one which appeared in an annual almanac issues by "The Orkney Herald". It was an account of the origin of the Orkney and Shetland Islands...'
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1898 and 31 Dec 1901
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Garth
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:Edwin Muir
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 15 May 1887
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: farmer's son, later poet
Religion: Protestant
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [story about the origin of Orkney and Shetland Islands]
Genre: Fiction, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical, almanac
Publication details: annually issued by "The Orkney Herald"
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11356  
Source - Print  
  Author: Edwin Muir
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The story and the fable: An autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1940
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 90-91
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Edwin Muir, The story and the fable: An autobiography (London, 1940), p. 90-91,, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:



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