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Record 2313

Reading Experience:

After the age of ten, I turned to a series of works which were no less goody-goody, though the svaing blood of Jesus had been transmogrified into a more abstract sense of decency. All the good characters in the 'Anne' and 'Emily' books of L.M. Montgomery were churchgoers, their religious beliefs clearly being basic to their mode of life...
Century: 1900-1945
Date: From: 01 Jan 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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: L.M. Montgomery
Title: Emily of New Moon
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2313  
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: 111
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Patricia Beer, Mrs Beer's House (London, 1968), p. 111,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:

Beer writes at length about plot and impact of books



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