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Record 28195

Reading Experience:

'The Subject of Fairy Stories was introduced shortly by C. E. Stansfield who followed with a reading from Rewards & Fairies. "Cold Iron" F. E. Pollard sang "Do you wonder where the Fairies are?" C. I. Evans read "True Thomas" & H. M. Wallis contributed an original Phantasia [?] on Rigmarole After Refreshments Muriel B. Smith played two passages from Pier Gynt. This was followed by a somewhat desultory & inconclusive discussion on Fairies & Fairy Stories & in conclusion Miss Brain read a Swedish Tale & Mrs Rawlings told the story of Puss in Boots.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 10 Dec 1927
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
specific address: 'Whinfell'
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:Charles Evans
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1870
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)
Members of XII Book Club
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: 'True Thomas'
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 28195  
  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: 174

Citation: Howard R. Smith, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)  private collection, p. n/a, p. 174,, accessed: 01 July 2022

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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