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Record 3135

Reading Experience:

"[In Lark Rise to Candleford (1947)] Flora Thompson recollected young Willie, whose family were village carpenters, being fond of reading, including poetry: 'somehow he had got posession of an old shattered copy of an anthology called A Thousand and One Gems', which he read aloud with her, sitting under nut trees at the bottom of the garden, in the 1890s."
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: other location: Garden
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:Willie anon
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: son of carpenter
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: Charles Mackay (ed)
Title: A Thousand and One Gems of English Poetry
Genre: Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1867
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 3135  
Source - Print  
  Author: Philp Waller
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 2006
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 62-3
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philp Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 62-3,, accessed: 02 December 2023

Additional comments:



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