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Record 29877

Reading Experience:


Meeting held at School House, L. P. : 13.9.35

   Francis E. Pollard in the Chair.

1. Minutes of last read and approved.

2. Account of the Excursion, contributed by R. H. Robson, read and approved.


7. We then listened to a number of extracts from books read during the summer. Rosamund Wallis gave us some descriptive passages from Illyrian Spring by Ann Bridge, dealing with the Dalmation [sic] coast, and a happy scene with a monk and marketwomen in a bus.

Century: 1900-1945
Date: 13 Sep 1935
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: School House, Leighton Park School
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:Rosamund Wallis
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: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Members of the XII Book Club
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Ann Bridge
Title: Illyrian Spring
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First edition (London: Chatto & Windus, 1935 )
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 29877  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Victor Alexander
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938)
  Location: private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 147–149

Citation: Victor Alexander, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938) private collection, p. 147–149,, accessed: 23 April 2024

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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