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Record 11372

Reading Experience:

'Yet learn to read I did, for when I was ill in bed at the age of seven, our doctor lent me Ruskin's "King of the Golden River", and I most certainly read that. It is, in fact, the first book I can actually remember having read at all and John Ruskin, of all people, is the first author to have written his name on my mind.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1921 and 31 Dec 1921
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Millom
specific address: St George's Terrace
location in dwelling: at home, while ill, in bed?
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:Norman Nicholson
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 8 Jan 1914
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: son of tailor
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Ruskin
Title: King of the Golden River
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)
from the family doctor


Source Information:

Record ID: 11372  
Source - Print  
  Author: Norman Nicholson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wednesday Early Closing
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 33
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Norman Nicholson, Wednesday Early Closing (London, 1975), p. 33,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:



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