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Record 18171

Reading Experience:

'Whenever she felt morose or lonely she looked into books, and, having an insatiable curiosity, by the time she was three she had taught herself to read. Hans Christian Andersen's "Fairy Tales" became an early favorite. Some of the tales that she read again and again, it must have seemed, mirrored her own life. Aware that she had not inherited her mther's beauty, she was intrigued in particular by "The Ugly Duckling".'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 7 Sep 1887 and 7 Sep 1891
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Derbyshire
specific address: Renishaw Hall
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:Edith Sitwell
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 7 Sep 1887
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: later writer
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: Hans Christian Andersen
Title: Fairy Tales
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18171  
Source - Print  
  Author: G.A. Cevasco
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Sitwells: Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell
  Place of Publication: Boston
  Date of Publication: 1987
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 3
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: G.A. Cevasco, The Sitwells: Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell (Boston, 1987), p. 3,, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:



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