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Record 18710

Reading Experience:

Thursday 14 March 1915: 'If I'd written this diary last night which I was too excited to do, I should have left a row of question marks at the end. What excited me was the evening paper. After printing [for Hogarth Press] all afternoon I went out later, bought a Star, looked at it casually under the public House lamp, & read that the Prime Minister needed our prayers. We were faced with momentous decisions [...] We evolved from this an offer of peace to France: but it appears to be only L[loyd]. G[eorge].'s way of whipping up his gallery. Anyhow, I was whipped.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 13 Mar 1915
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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:Virginia Woolf
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Jan 1882
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: agnostic
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:

Title: Star
Genre: Politics, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: 13 March 1915
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 18710  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Anne Olivier Bell
  Title: The Diary of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1977
  Vol: 1
  Page: 128-129
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1977), 1, p. 128-129,, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

See p.128 n.23 in source for background to news item read.



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