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Record Number: 25560


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am reading volume four of "Wonderful Britain". It is attractively illustrated, particularly to an interned exile. What attracts me specifically, apart from the pictures, are articles on things to see around London, Manchester and Sheffield - Wansdyke and Offa's dyke, the magic of the fens.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

6 Apr 1943

Country:

Malaysia

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Singapore
specific address: Changi
other location: prisoner of war camp

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:

Thomas Kitching

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Mar 1890

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Chief surveyor in Colonial Service

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Malaysia

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

Wonderful Britain

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25560

Source:

Print

Author:

Tom Kitching

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Life and Death in Changi

Place of Publication:

Perth

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

216

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Tom Kitching, Life and Death in Changi (Perth, 1998), p. 216, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25560, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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