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Record Number: 11478


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'...in one matter father and son were united. We developed a mutual love of comic papers, and together taught ourselves to read them. He could read after a fashion before I arrived, it's true, for once he'd struggled all the way through a serial in the "Girls' Own Paper" called "The Shepard's Fairy"... He always sat in the hard chair, right-hand side of the kitchen range, with his back to the window, his sleeves rolled up and the paper held firmly... Then being set, off he'd go into the latest crime of Jasper Todd, the sinister landlord of the Red Inn, or Spring-heeled Jack, or the ingenious inventions of George Gale, the Flying Detective... we went on until every item in "Chips", "Comic Cuts", "Lot o' Fun" and the "Butterfly" had been dealt with -for that week.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Newcastle
location in dwelling: kitchen

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Common

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

locomotive fireman

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

son, Jack Common


Additional Comments:

Father of Jack Common



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Chips

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11478

Source:

Print

Author:

Jack Common

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Kiddar's Luck

Place of Publication:

Newcastle

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

n/a

Page:

26

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jack Common, Kiddar's Luck (Newcastle, 1975), p. 26, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11478, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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