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Record 2318

Reading Experience:

My mother read it [The Flight of the Heron] with pleasure, but not with the passion I felt but which it seems I successfully hid from her. She soon got on to the sequels, 'The Gleam in the North' and 'The Dark Mile', and mentioned casually one day that she had glanced at the last page of 'The Dark Mile' and seen that 'he was mashing someone called Olivia' -I recoiled. Mashing. My faithful Ewen, who had married Alison in the first book. But it was all right. It was his cousin Ian. Mother could not tell the difference.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 01 Jan 1930 and 31 Dec 1935
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: D.K. Broster
Title: The Dark Mile
Genre: Fiction, History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 2318  
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: 116
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Patricia Beer, Mrs Beer's House (London, 1968), p. 116,, accessed: 24 September 2023

Additional comments:

shared amongst the family



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