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Record Number: 11482


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'One day, however, I made a discovery. I could read myself! I was four years old now... and while sprawling on the floor with a comic open at the pictures of Weary Willie and Tired Tim, or Dreamy Daniel, or Casey Court, or the Mulberry Flatites, I found that the captions under suddenly began to read themselves out to me.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1907 and 31 Dec 1907

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Newcastle
location in dwelling: home, sprawled on floor

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:

Jack Common

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1903

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

son of locomotive fireman

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:

[n/a]

Title:

[comic paper]

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11482

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=11482, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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