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Record Number: 11399


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'After the examination, when we were expected to feel free as hares, we all flopped with reaction. There seemed just nothing that we wanted to do. There were no lessons, and we spent most of the time reading whatever we liked. It happened that my father had picked up at the stationer's a sixpenny copy of Wells's "Kipps" and I began to chuckle over this, as we sat in class.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1929 and 31 Dec 1929

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Millom
other location: school, in the classroom

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:

H.G. Wells

Title:

Kipps

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
purchased by father for sixpence


Source Information:

Record ID:

11399

Source:

Print

Author:

Norman Nicholson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wednesday Early Closing

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

n/a

Page:

173

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Norman Nicholson, Wednesday Early Closing (London, 1975), p. 173, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11399, accessed: 08 February 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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