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Record Number: 11959


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Since the war began I have read less because my working hours have been lengthened and ARP duties and various social activities leave me less leisure. My reading howver is much more purposeful (as I have no time to waste). I read little fiction now, but much political and social books. This is, I think a natural development, but much hastened by the war and the conditions which caused it.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1942 and 31 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:

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:

[political and social books]

Genre:

Fiction, Social Science, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11959

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

File Report 1332, Date July 1942, BOOKS AND THE PUBLIC, p. 5, 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, Date July 1942, BOOKS AND THE PUBLIC, p. 5, 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=11959, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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