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Record 25134

Reading Experience:

'It was strange that, as a girl of fifteen, my greatest friend should have been this Colonel Berkeley. The thirty years difference in our ages did not seem to matter. He was fond of reading and we read poetry together, a great deal of Tennyson, and although I had read George Eliot's novels, I was surprised that she who produced the dry prose of "Daniel Deronda", should also have produced "The Spanish Gipsy".'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1882 and 31 Dec 1883
Country: India
Time: n/a
Place: city: Morar
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:Zoe Procter
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 10 Sep 1867
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: daughter of former Lieutenant, Governor of Bury St Edmunds Gaol
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: India
Country of experience: India
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Title: [poetry]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 25134  
Source - Print  
  Author: Zoe Procter
  Editor: George Baker
  Title: Life and Yesterday
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1960
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 36
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Zoe Procter, George Baker (ed.), Life and Yesterday (London, 1960), p. 36,, accessed: 01 July 2022

Additional comments:



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