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Record 10254

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Novels, except of exceptional quality, I prefer to borrow as I read them, mainly for relaxation only and seldom wish to read the same book a second time, as my choice is usually very light. When I find a novel which appeals strongly. I buy it because I know I shall find pleasure in re-reading it.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1944 and 31 Dec 1944
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: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Schoolmaster
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: [novels]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (public library)

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10254  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: File Report 2018, February 1944, Books and the Public, Notes major report on reading habits for the National Book Council, p. 122, 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 Report 2018, February 1944, Books and the Public, Notes major report on reading habits for the National Book Council, p. 122, 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=10254, accessed: 04 March 2024

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