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Record Number: 10044


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'It is a bitterly cold evening, towards the end of February. The fire is very low, and at the moment is rather smothered by small coal and slack. Miss V. is sitting over it, reading. Mr. T. comes in, dressed in Home Guard uniform, and rubbing his hands together.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Sep 1939 and 31 Dec 1942

Country:

England

Time

evening

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:

Miss V

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10044

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Tom Harrison, 'War Factory: A Report by Mass-Observation' (London, 1943), p. 98, 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:

Tom Harrison, 'War Factory: A Report by Mass-Observation' (London, 1943), p. 98, 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/RED/record_details.php?id=10044, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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