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Record 18164

Reading Experience:

'I shall never speak to Squire again. I never read anything like it for sheer idiocy.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 21 Oct 1928
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Weald, Sevenoaks
county: Kent
specific address: Long Barn
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: J.C. Squire
Title: The Observer
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Book review
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: 21 October 1928
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18164  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vita Sackville-West
  Editor: Louise DeSalvo
  Title: The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 308
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated Sunday 21 October 1928 written by Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf. Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska.

Citation: Vita Sackville-West, Louise DeSalvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf (Great Britain, 1984), p. 308,, accessed: 14 June 2024

Additional comments:

In a footnote the editors explain that J.C. Squire had called Virginia Woolf's book 'Orlando', published 11 October 1928, 'a pleasant trifle' in his review in the Observer.



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