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Record Number: 14587


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Had a nice night last night. Tommy Bloody Handley on the wireless again, read every book in the house. Too dark to walk to the library, bus every 45 minutes, next one too late for the pictures. Freedom is in peril they're telling ME!'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1939 and 30 Nov 1939

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Blackpool

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:

unknown

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1899

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Insurance manager

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:

unknown

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

14587

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

File Report 15A, Date December 1939, WARTIME DIRECTIVE No 4, p. n/a, 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 15A, Date December 1939, WARTIME DIRECTIVE No 4, p. n/a, 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=14587, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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