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Record 6777

Reading Experience:

'Spent glorious morning doing book [i.e. sorting bookcase] & enjoying myself thoroughly. Bought "Balletomania" at long last, and am so thrilled as have wanted it for ages. Am re-reading "Peter Abelard" & again it is far and away the best book I have ever read. Have saved ?2 for next hol's book buying!' NB "Balletomania" does not appear on the list of books read during 1944 at the end of the diary.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 19 Sep 1944
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Darlington
county: Co.Durham
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: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: daughter of clergyman, 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: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Helen Waddell
Title: Peter Abelard
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6777  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Hilary Spalding
  Title: MS Diary 1944
  Location: Private Collection of Mrs Hilary Adams
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Hilary Spalding, MS Diary 1944 Private Collection of Mrs Hilary Adams, p. n/a, p. n/a,, accessed: 02 March 2024

Additional comments:

This was at least a second reading of "Peter Abelard".



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