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Record 2308

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Upon the age of ten or eleven I moved in a world evoked by a series of volumes published by the Religious Tract Society in the Edwardian period. The outstanding authors on the Society's list were Hesba Stretton, Mrs O.F. Walton and Amy Le Feuvre. I knew nearly all their books, but three of them stood out, and I remember them most vividly to this day: 'Little Meg's Children', 'Jessica's First Prayer', and Christie's Old Organ'. Most of the titles, incidentally, were phrased possessively.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 01 Jan 1929 and 31 Dec 1930
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Exmouth
   
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:Patricia Beer
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 4 Nov 1919
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: daughter of railway clerk
Religion: Plymouth Brethren
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Hesba Stretton
Title: Little Meg's Children
Genre: Other religious, Fiction, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Religious Tract Society publication, Edwardian reprint, first published 1868
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 2308  
Source - Print  
  Author: Patricia Beer
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Mrs Beer's House
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1968
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 104
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Patricia Beer, Mrs Beer's House (London, 1968), p. 104, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=2308, accessed: 25 September 2022

Additional comments:

Beer writes at length about impact of these books

 

 

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