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Record 6931

Reading Experience:

'Rudie inspired in all his children a love of literature, reading aloud to them from his own favourites, the great Victorians, particularly Dickens, and helping them to choose from the library shelves. "I had the run of my father's library", Rosamond remembered. "I was allowed to read anything and did". There was a bookcase in the hall where he would put books sent to him for review, and from these Rosamond, graduating from her beloved Hans Andersen, E. Nesbit and "Les Petites Filles Modeles", began to discover some of the more adult novelists'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Bourne End
county: Bucks
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:Rosamond Lehmann
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 3 Feb 1901
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: later writer
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: Comtesse de Segur
Title: Les Petites Filles Mod?les
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 6931  
Source - Print  
  Author: Selina Hastings
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Rosamond Lehmann
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 2002
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 27
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Selina Hastings, Rosamond Lehmann (London, 2002), p. 27,, accessed: 28 June 2022

Additional comments:



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