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Record Number: 10248


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'That I don't like refugees in fiction is perhaps easy to understand, but I don't even like the war and today's conditions ("Murder in the Home Guard" and similar titles) to figure in my novels..... In the greater part of my reading I have just the opposite taste; I read mostly books dealing with the questions of today and tomorrow. But I can't stand any of it in fiction. Funny isn't it?'

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[books]

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Social Science, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10248

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. 84, 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. 84, 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=10248, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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