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Record 11399

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'After the examination, when we were expected to feel free as hares, we all flopped with reaction. There seemed just nothing that we wanted to do. There were no lessons, and we spent most of the time reading whatever we liked. It happened that my father had picked up at the stationer's a sixpenny copy of Wells's "Kipps" and I began to chuckle over this, as we sat in class.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1929 and 31 Dec 1929
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Millom
other location: school, in the classroom
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: H.G. Wells
Title: Kipps
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
purchased by father for sixpence

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 11399  
Source - Print  
  Author: Norman Nicholson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wednesday Early Closing
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 173
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Norman Nicholson, Wednesday Early Closing (London, 1975), p. 173, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=11399, accessed: 13 June 2024

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