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Record Number: 11372


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Yet learn to read I did, for when I was ill in bed at the age of seven, our doctor lent me Ruskin's "King of the Golden River", and I most certainly read that. It is, in fact, the first book I can actually remember having read at all and John Ruskin, of all people, is the first author to have written his name on my mind.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1921 and 31 Dec 1921

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Millom
specific address: St George's Terrace
location in dwelling: at home, while ill, in bed?

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:

Norman Nicholson

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

8 Jan 1914

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

son of tailor

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:

John Ruskin

Title:

King of the Golden River

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)
from the family doctor


Source Information:

Record ID:

11372

Source:

Print

Author:

Norman Nicholson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wednesday Early Closing

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

n/a

Page:

33

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Norman Nicholson, Wednesday Early Closing (London, 1975), p. 33, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11372, accessed: 08 February 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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