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Record 12102

Reading Experience:

'I remember being called to Cambridge to act as a judge at an exhibition of basket-work at the local institute. My office concluded, I strolled about, admiring the beauty of the architecture of the colleges and the charm of the riverside. Passing by the back of King's College, I caught site of a punt lying along the river bank wherein lounged two reading undergraduates. Now, thought I, will be evident the ennobling standard of reading which public school and university teaching develop in the upper classes. I drew near and looked. They were reading the "Pink 'Un"!'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: Cambridge
county: Cambridgeshire
specific address: King's College
other location: in a punt, at the back of King's College
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:

Reading Group:university undergraduates
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: students
Religion: n/a
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: [n/a]
Title: Pink 'Un
Genre: Fiction, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 12102  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Okey
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A basketful of memories: An autobiographical sketch
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1930
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 22
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Okey, A basketful of memories: An autobiographical sketch (London, 1930), p. 22,, accessed: 06 July 2020

Additional comments:



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