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Record 18200

Reading Experience:

'By the way, Harold and I both like Clifford Kitchin's murder book, and I shall recommend it on Thursday, so tell Leonard to notice if it affects sales.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 9 Mar 1892 and 28 Sep 1929
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: Additional reader Harold Nicolson, Vita Sackville-West's husband


Text Being Read:

Author: Clifford Kitchin
Title: Death of my Aunt
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Published by the Hogarth Press
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18200  
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: 374-375
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated Saturday 28 September 1929 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. 374-375,, accessed: 14 June 2024

Additional comments:

The editors note the title and publishers of the book in a footnote and record the author's name as C.H.B. Kitchin. They add that the book was reviewed by Vita in her broadcast of 3 October 1929. Leonard was Virginia Woolf's husband. The Woolfs ran the Hogarth Press.



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