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Record Number: 11846


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My husband usually buys the penguin books. They're cheap and easy to carry about and afterwards he gives them away to the Forces. He's working very hard and seems to derive a lot of pleasure form reading detective and crime stories.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1942 and 30 Jun 1942

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

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:

unknown

Title:

[detective fiction]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Penguin

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11846

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

File Report 1332, July 1942, BOOKS AND THE PUBLIC, p. 106, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk ,

Citation:

File Report 1332, July 1942, BOOKS AND THE PUBLIC, p. 106, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11846, accessed: 05 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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