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Record Number: 11432


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'When, a year later, a senior apprentice -a Clarion Scout -gave me a copy of the penny edition of Blatchford's "Merrie England" of which he had sold a large quantity "round the frames", its matter was so very different from what its title had led me to expect that I put it aside unread. Years later circumstances caused me to hunt out this copy of "Merrie England" and give it serious consideration. I read it with avidity from end to end. In less than an hour it had done my business completely. Why I would hardly so much as look at a book which, later on, had so enduring an effect on me is worth puzzling out.'

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Thomas A. Jackson

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

21 Aug 1879

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

son of master craftsman, reading boy at printers

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:

Robert Blatchford

Title:

Merrie England

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

penny edition

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11432

Source:

Print

Author:

T.A. Jackson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Solo Trumpet: Some memories of Socialist agitation and propaganda

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1953

Vol:

n/a

Page:

11

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

T.A. Jackson, Solo Trumpet: Some memories of Socialist agitation and propaganda (London, 1953), p. 11, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11432, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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