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Record 11479

Reading Experience:

' one matter father and son were united. We developed a mutual love of comic papers, and together taught ourselves to read them. He could read after a fashion before I arrived, it's true, for once he'd struggled all the way through a serial in the "Girls' Own Paper" called "The Shepard's Fairy"... He always sat in the hard chair, right-hand side of the kitchen range, with his back to the window, his sleeves rolled up and the paper held firmly... Then being set, off he'd go into the latest crime of Jasper Todd, the sinister landlord of the Red Inn, or Spring-heeled Jack, or the ingenious inventions of George Gale, the Flying Detective... we went on until every item in "Chips", "Comic Cuts", "Lot o' Fun" and the "Butterfly" had been dealt with -for that week.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Newcastle
location in dwelling: kitchen
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
passive in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader: Common
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: locomotive fireman
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
son, Jack Common
Additional comments: Father of Jack Common


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Comic Cuts
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11479  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jack Common
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Kiddar's Luck
  Place of Publication: Newcastle
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 26
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jack Common, Kiddar's Luck (Newcastle, 1975), p. 26,, accessed: 12 August 2020

Additional comments:



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