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Record 11403

Reading Experience:

'The [reference room of the public library] was almost airless, catarrhal from the fumes of the coke-stove, musty and dusty from the half-mouldering, out-of-date sets of "The Encyclopedia Britannica" and the "Dictionary of National Biography". We took down pages and pages of what, in the end, proved to be quite useless notes on the lives of Gustavus Adolphus and Richelieu...'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1931 and 31 Dec 1931
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Millom
other location: Public Library, reference room
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: [n/a]
Title: Dictionary of National Biography
Genre: Biography, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 11403  
Source - Print  
  Author: Norman Nicholson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wednesday Early Closing
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 179
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Norman Nicholson, Wednesday Early Closing (London, 1975), p. 179,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:



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