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Record 28422

Reading Experience:

'That autumn a friend sent me a booklet entitled "The Bases of Civilisation", by Dr. G. S. Spinks, one-time editor of the "Hibbert Journal". Reading it I found some sentences which, in the Quaker phrase, "spoke to my condition".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Sep 1943 and 31 Oct 1943
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:Vera Brittain
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 29 Dec 1893
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: unknown
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: G. S. Spinks
Title: The Bases of Civilisation
Genre: Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Booklet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 28422  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vera Brittain
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Testament of Experience
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 327
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Vera Brittain, Testament of Experience (Great Britain, 1980), p. 327,, accessed: 21 March 2023

Additional comments:




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