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Record 29607

Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Meeting held at 30, Northcourt Avenue: 15.XI.32

     Ethel C. Stevens in the Chair.

1. Minutes of last read and approved


[...]

5. The Secretary then performed the invidious task of putting the dozen books favoured by the Selection Committee before the Meeting.


[...]

The other seeded books then underwent their ordeal and the subsidiary list was read a first time.


[...]

Nevertheless twelve books emerged with no less than 11 votes apiece. They are:

They were defeated    R. Macaulay    8/6 E. T. Alexander
The Cruel Victorians    Forty Authors    8/6    H. R. Smith
Flowering Wilderness    J. Galsworthy    7/6    C. E. Stansfield
The New Morality    G. E. Newsom 6/-    G. Burrow
Sir W. Scott[?]    Buchan    9/6    G. Burrow
Strawberry Roan    A. G. Street    7/6    E. D. Brain
Bonnie Prince Charlie    Wickinson    12/6    R. H. Robson
Nansen    Reynolds    10/6    E. D. Brain
As we are    E. F. Benson    15/-    E. C. Stevens
Northern Lights    Chapman    18/-    M. S. Stansfield
Youth looks at the World    Fletcher    7/6    H. M. Wallis
Land and Labour in China    Tawney    7/6     S. A. Reynolds

Century: 1900-1945
Date: 15 Nov 1932
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: 30, Northcourt Avenue
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Victor Alexander
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1887
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Quaker or associated with the Friends
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Members of the XII Book Club
Additional comments: It is assumed that it was Victor Alexander, as secretary of the club, who read out the minutes of the previous meeting.

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Victor Alexander
Title: [Minutes of the meeting of the XII Book Club held 13 October 1932]
Genre: Minutes
Form of Text: Manuscript: Notebook
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 29607  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Victor Alexander
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938)
  Location: private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 49-51

Citation: Victor Alexander, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938) private collection, p. 49-51, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=29607, accessed: 31 January 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 (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

 

 

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