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Record 18053

Reading Experience:

'I lie in bed, and watch the fire on the ceiling, and hear the clock strike, and think how delicious it will be when you come to stay here - I read Haydon, and an excellent Cruickshank-ish book called Murder for Profit.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 25 Dec 1926
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Knole
county: Kent
location in dwelling: Bedroom
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:Vita Sackville-West
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 9 Mar 1892
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Novelist
Religion: unknown
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: Benjamin Robert Haydon
Title: Autobiography
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Published 1847 (editor's footnote)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18053  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vita Sackville-West
  Editor: Louise de Salvo
  Title: The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 172
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated Christmas-day [25 December 1926] written by Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf. Vita says earlier in the letter that she is spending Christmas in bed with influenza. Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska.

Citation: Vita Sackville-West, Louise de Salvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf (Great Britain, 1984), p. 172,, accessed: 14 June 2024

Additional comments:

'Murder for Profit' is described in a footnote as 'A famous detective story by W. Bolitho (1926).



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