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Record 4483

Reading Experience:

'Angela Brazil inspired Kathleen Betterton (whose father operated a lift in the London Underground) to ascend the scholarship ladder to Christ's Hospital in Hertford and thence to Oxford University. The Brazil stories, she wrote "conjured up muddled visions of midnight picnics, sweet girl prefects, hockey, house matches and exploits that saved the honour of the school. It never occurred to me that Mother and Father might be hurt by my anxiety to leave home".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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:Kathleen Betterton
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: lift operator's daughter
Religion: n/a
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: Angela Brazil
Title: [school stories]
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4483  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 330
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 330,, accessed: 08 December 2023

Additional comments:

See Kathleen Betterton, "White Pinnies, Black Aprons..." p.65.



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