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Record 10231

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'F 25 C is holding a slim book (looks new), approximate size 81/2" x 51/2", yellow jacket cover, title "Man Born to be King" by Dorothy Sayers. She does not open the book while the train is stationary, but once it starts she opens it at the first page and begins to read. Time take to read page 3, just under the minute. At Wood Lane she looks up for the first time, and her gaze rests on F 35 C, knitting, but she soon resumes reading.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1944 and 31 Dec 1944
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: other location: Train
   
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 Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Dorothy Sayers
Title: Man born to be king
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10231  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: File 2018, February 1944, Books and the Public, Notes major report on reading habits for the National Book Council, p. 39, 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: File 2018, February 1944, Books and the Public, Notes major report on reading habits for the National Book Council, p. 39, 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/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=10231, accessed: 28 January 2023

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