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Record 20103

Reading Experience:

'She did take to reading me The Little Matchgirl rather more frequently as time went on. Maybe she hoped that I would learn to read as a means of avoiding that particular story, but I have a nasty suspicion that it was done as a means of providing light relief for herself, because The Little Match Girl always made me cry.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 14 Dec 1926 and 1 Jan 1929
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Rosemary Sutcliff
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 14 Dec 1920
Socio-economic group: n/a
Occupation: Artist/Writer (eventually)
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: Her mother was reading to her


Text Being Read:

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Title: Little Match Girl, The
Genre: Fiction, History, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20103  
Source - Print  
  Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Blue Remembered Hills: A Recollection
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1993 [1983]
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 54
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Rosemary Sutcliff, Blue Remembered Hills: A Recollection (London, 1993 [1983]), p. 54,, accessed: 31 May 2023

Additional comments:

Dates of reading are approximate.



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