Reading Experience Database
1450-1945

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 10250

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Oh, I read the reviews in the "Sunday Times" and the "Times Literary Supplement", when I can get hold of it. I also read the book reviews in "John O' London's". Quite often I get interested in a book and this leads me on to reading more about the subject. For instance, I read the "Guide to Edinburgh" and that introduced me to James IV period, and then I read all about that. Other times I just glance at the title and open the book, and by reading a few lines at random I get some idea of the book, and if it interests me I'll take it out.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1944 and 31 Dec 1944
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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: anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Sunday Times
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10250  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: File Report 2018, February 1944, Books and the Public, Notes major report on reading habits for the National Book Council, p. 115, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk,

Citation: File Report 2018, February 1944, Books and the Public, Notes major report on reading habits for the National Book Council, p. 115, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=10250, accessed: 19 September 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)