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Record Number: 9959


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I'm getting on in age, I want light reading. You understand that, don't you? I don't want heavy reading. I don't want to study anything at my time of life. Perhaps I come in here two or three times a week. I'm a great reader.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1938 and 31 Dec 1939

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (agricultural)

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

Metrop Public Libraries Report, 1938-39.



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

[light readings]

Genre:

Fiction, Biography, Geography / Travel, Sport / Leisure

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (public library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

9959

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

'Mass-Observation's Weekly Intelligence Service' (London, 1940), p. 125, 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:

'Mass-Observation's Weekly Intelligence Service' (London, 1940), p. 125, 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=9959, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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