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Record 18727

Reading Experience:

Sunday 11 January 1936: 'A very fine day [...] I read Borrow's Wild Wales, into which I can plunge head foremost [...] then [...] to tea with Nessa [sister] [...] Home, & dine alone, & sleep over Mr Clarkson's memoirs. He had a sexual kink, & a passion for fish'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 11 Jan 1936
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: n/a
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:

Author: Harry J. Greenwall
Title: The Strange Life of Willy Clarkson
Genre: Biography, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1936
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18727  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Anne Olivier Bell
  Title: The Diary of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 5
  Page: 6-7
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1984), 5, p. 6-7,, accessed: 25 February 2024

Additional comments:

Willy Clarkson a wig-maker and theatrical costumier who had assisted Woolf and others in the 'Dreadnought Hoax' of 1910 (see p.7 n.11 in source).



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