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Record Number: 10254


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Novels, except of exceptional quality, I prefer to borrow as I read them, mainly for relaxation only and seldom wish to read the same book a second time, as my choice is usually very light. When I find a novel which appeals strongly. I buy it because I know I shall find pleasure in re-reading 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:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Schoolmaster

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:

[novels]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (public library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

10254

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. 122, 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. 122, 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=10254, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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