Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

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

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 29215


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Saw most exciting smash of an aeroplane against the buildings and tents of the 13th. Squadron R.F.C. Machine turned turtle and nose dived. Pilot unhurt. Am doing a fair amount of reading. Enjoying "Ann Veronica" by H.G.Wells.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

5 Feb 1918

Country:

France

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Haute-Avesnes

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:

Robert Lindsay Mackay

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

n/a

Date of Birth:

1896

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Army officer, 11th Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Herbert George Wells

Title:

Ann Veronica

Genre:

Fiction, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Letter, Sheet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

29215

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Digitized version of manuscript.,

Citation:

Digitized version of manuscript., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=29215, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design