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Record Number: 20221


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'he swapped and shared books, especially Billy Bunter stories. ("[Bunter's] roars and squeaks of anguish were constantly imitated then and for years after", says Sutton; "Philip seemed to identify with Bunter up to a point.")'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1930 and 1 Aug 1939

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Coventry

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:

Philip Larkin

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

9 Aug 1922

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later librarian and poet

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:

Frank Richards

Title:

[Billy Bunter stories]

Genre:

Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
owned, shared and swapped


Source Information:

Record ID:

20221

Source:

Print

Author:

Andrew Motion

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Philip Larkin. A Writer's Life

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

21

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Andrew Motion, Philip Larkin. A Writer's Life (London, 1993), p. 21, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20221, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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