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Record Number: 10224


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I spend some time reading the papers, morning and evening editions, roughly about 14 hours a week, about two hours each day ... I expect I'm too tired of an evening to settle down to books, - I like the newspaper better, there's bite of everything in it.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1944 and 31 Dec 1944

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

location in dwelling: at home

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:

Female

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[Newspapers]

Genre:

Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

morning and evening editions

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10224

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

File 2018, February 1944, Books and the Public, Notes major report on reading habits for the National Book Council, p. 26, 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 2018, February 1944, Books and the Public, Notes major report on reading habits for the National Book Council, p. 26, 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=10224, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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