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Record 27857

Reading Experience:

'Land of Heart's Desire by W. B. Yeats was read by members of the Club. The parts were distributed among the members as follows and those who read entered very charmingly into the spirit of the piece. Maureen Bruin by H.M. Wallis Bridget Bruin [ditto] F.E. Reynolds Shawn Bruin [ditto] R.B. Graham Mary Briuin [ditto] K.S. Evans Father Hart [ditto] Geo Burrow A Faery Child [ditto] E.A. Smith After supper Celia S. Burrow recited Down by the Salley Gardens & half a dozen short readings from Yeats poetry were given by the members which was followed by a desultory discussion on Irish Humour, Fairies &c.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 9 Apr 1924
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Reading
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:Celia Burrow
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Quaker or associated with the Friends
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: William Butler Yeats
Title: 'Down by the Salley Gardens'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 27857  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Howard R. Smith
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)
  Location: Private Collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 131

Citation: Howard R. Smith, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31) Private Collection, p. n/a, p. 131,, accessed: 23 March 2023

Additional comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (



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