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Record 18172

Reading Experience:

'When it was discovered that she liked Swinburne's poetry, Sir George demanded that she forego such sensual verse. If she had to read poetry, he pontificated, she should read Tennyson for beauty, Austin Dobson for charm, and Kipling for strength'.
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: Until: 7 Sep 1905
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: Algernon Charles Swinburne
Title: Poems
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18172  
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: 5
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: G.A. Cevasco, The Sitwells: Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell (Boston, 1987), p. 5,, accessed: 31 March 2023

Additional comments:



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