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Record 7097

Reading Experience:

[Sunday, on a bike picnic] 'It began to pour down just as B [unidentified] and I reached a barn... so we stayed there to eat, and curled up on rugs on mouldy straw, and I read "Jerusalem under the High Priests"! Arrived in at 6:30 totally soaked! Maccy [later the cookery writer Jane Grigson] has a tiny book of Shakespeare's Sonnets which I must try and get - they are most lovely and very interesting and soothing.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 20 May 1945
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: other location: a barn near Casterton School
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: Mrs Hilary Adams after marriage


Text Being Read:

Author: Edwyn Robert Bevan
Title: Jerusalem under the High Priests: five lectures on the period between Nehemiah and the New Testament
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7097  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Hilary Spalding
  Title: MS Diary 1945
  Location: Private collection of Mrs Hilary Adams
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Hilary Spalding, MS Diary 1945 Private collection of Mrs Hilary Adams, p. n/a, p. n/a,, accessed: 29 May 2024

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