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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Record Number: 26721


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Transcript of interview: 'The one [book] that I was given was Bernard Shaw. We went into a bookshop and my father said you can have any book you like which was very unwise because I plumped for the most expensive book in the shop which was 3 guineas, which was terrifically expensive when you think that someone got 2 pounds 3 shillings a week wage.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1935 and 31 Dec 1945

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Darlington

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:

Hilary Spalding

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

4 Sep 1927

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

Religion:

Church of England

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:

George Bernard Shaw

Title:

Collected Plays

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

26721

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Transcript of interview with Mrs Hilary Adams, aged 81 (2008) carried out by RED research fellow. For further information and permission to quote this material, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php),

Citation:

Transcript of interview with Mrs Hilary Adams, aged 81 (2008) carried out by RED research fellow. For further information and permission to quote this material, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26721, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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