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Record 2152

Reading Experience:

'Jailed for sufragette disruptions, millworker Annie Kenney rediscovered the Bible, "and I interpreted it quite differently in prison to the way I had interpreted it outside. It is a beautiful book, full of hope. The poetry of it is charming".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: other location: in jail
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:Annie Kenney
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1879
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: mill worker
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: [Bible]
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2152  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 106
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 106,, accessed: 02 March 2024

Additional comments:

See Annie Kenney, 'Memories of a Militant' (London, 1924) p.106



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