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Record 11934

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Lately I've been reading books about China and Russia. I figure it out this way: I read the newspapers and meet different kinds of people, and they all have to say something different. It makes me want to read and know more myself. I don't think the ordinary person knows much about the people in other countries except what we hear now. If we can get some idea of the way they live and work, go a long way towards understanding them."
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1942 and 30 Mar 1942
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 Unknown
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
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: [books about China and Russia]
Genre: History, Geography / Travel, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 11934  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: File Report 1332, July 1942, BOOKS AND THE PUBLIC, p. 163, 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 1332, July 1942, BOOKS AND THE PUBLIC, p. 163, 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=11934, accessed: 29 February 2024

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