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Record 11430

Reading Experience:

'On the wall at the side of the chimney Dad put up the bookshelves which Dodie began to fill with secondhand penny books. Over the years we had Conrad and Wodehouse, Eric Linklater and Geoffrey Farnol, Edgar Wallace, Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, Mark Twain, Arnold Bennett, Robert Louis Stevenson, John Buchan, and a host of others, good, bad and awful, and we read the lot, some of them over and over.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1930 and 31 Dec 1950
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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:

Reading Group:family of Rose Gamble
Age Unknown
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: mother/wife a cleaner, father/husband an irregularly employed seaman
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: second hand penny book
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 11430  
Source - Print  
  Author: Rose Gamble
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Chelsea Child
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1979
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 143
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Rose Gamble, Chelsea Child (London, 1979), p. 143,, accessed: 13 April 2024

Additional comments:



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