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Record 6635

Reading Experience:

'I spent the morning in the Public Library and am reading some lovely books. I read all afternoon and tried to think up games for our next Xmas party. It's as well to be ready for it! There are lots of books of games in the library and I'm going to read them all!'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 24 Aug 1943
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: Darlington
county: Co. Durham
specific address: Public Library
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:Hilary Spalding
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 4 Sep 1927
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: daughter of manufacturer; later schoolmistress and Head of English
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: Mrs Hilary Adams after marriage


Text Being Read:

Title: [books on party games]
Genre: Fiction, Books on party games
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
read in public library


Source Information:

Record ID: 6635  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Hilary Spalding
  Title: MS Diary 1943
  Location: private collection of Mrs Hilary Adams
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Hilary Spalding, MS Diary 1943 private collection of Mrs Hilary Adams, p. n/a, p. n/a,, accessed: 07 February 2023

Additional comments:



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