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Record Number: 11925


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Oh, I like all kinds of books - historical, semi-biography, well written. I liked "How Green was My Valley": and "All this and Heaven Too" ....I must say I can't read novels when I'm all upset. Now what have I read lately? Oh, I loved "Portrait of a Village", Brett Young: it was enchanting - "Royal Escape", "Spanish Bride", Georgette Heyer; Frankau's "Royal Regiment', oh and "Elizabeth of Bohemia". I loved that.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1942 and 30 Mar 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:

Unknown

Gender:

Unknown

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:

Elizabeth of Bohemia

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11925

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

File Report 1332, July 1942, BOOKS AND THE PUBLIC, p. 163, 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. 163, 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=11925, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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