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Record 11591

Reading Experience:

'The following Saturday afternoon [father] was a bit late getting home from work; he must have gone to the second-hand bookstall in the market. ...he handed me a book that was dropping to pieces. It was thin, with a dark green back. There were about fifty pages; there had been a lot more but the others must have dropped out. All the pages were loose. It was called "Guy's Expositor". It was just lists of words, but it told you where they had come from, and how their meaning had varied through the ages so that some words, eventually, came to mean just the opposite from what they had meant long ago. I was thrilled to the marrow with it...'
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: St Helens
county: Lancashire
location in dwelling: at home
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:Joseph Stamper
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 14 Oct 1886
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: school boy, son of iron moulder
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: [anon]
Title: Guy's Expositor
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: second hand
Provenance: owned
gift from father


Source Information:

Record ID: 11591  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Stamper
  Editor: n/a
  Title: So long ago
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1960
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 186
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Joseph Stamper, So long ago (London, 1960), p. 186,, accessed: 28 May 2024

Additional comments:



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