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Record Number: 11336


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'There was another impression, almost as horrible, but this time it was caused by an illustration, not a story. Sutherland sometimes had sent to him by a cousin in Leith a weekly paper called, I think, "The Police News", a record of brutal crimes. He left it lying in the kitchen one day, and with my usual hypnotised interest I went across to take it up. On the cover was a picture of a powerful man standing in his shirt sleeves with an axe raised above his head... My father snatched up the paper as soon as I put my hand out for it, crammed it into his pocket, and said sternly, "That's no for thee!"'.

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Garth

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:

Edwin Muir

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 May 1887

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

farmer's son, later poet

Religion:

Protestant

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

The Police News

Genre:

Law, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

Found


Source Information:

Record ID:

11336

Source:

Print

Author:

Edwin Muir

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The story and the fable: An autobiography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1940

Vol:

n/a

Page:

84-85

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Edwin Muir, The story and the fable: An autobiography (London, 1940), p. 84-85, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11336, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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