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Record 10232

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'25 C was reading a book, waiting to be served, and reading with concentration, both elbows on table, head between hands. When served with pot of tea and a bun, continued to read, eating and drinking absently. At 5 o'c looked up, gazed round cafe for two minutes, lit a cigarette, asked for bill. Started to read again, but more casually, glancing round cafe from time to time. Left at 5.5. p.m'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1944 and 31 Dec 1944
Country: England
Time: afternoon: 4.45-5.50 pm.
Place: other location: Coffee shop
   
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: 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: [unknown]
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10232  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: File 2018, February 1944, Books and the Public, Notes major report on reading habits for the National Book Council, p. 41, 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. 41, 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=10232, accessed: 04 March 2024

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