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Record 11946

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I enjoy most autobiographies and biography - you know Negley Farson's Travels - at the moment I'm reading Thackeray. I've never read "Pendennis" and I'm simply adoring it - I love detective stories too - I read the "Forsyte Saga" again - it's wonderful, isn't it...Do you know for the first year of the war I hardly read anything "Take Courage": there they were wanting a dictator and when they got him, well he wasn't the hero they thought - I do think Civil War is awful - then of course, I loved all those "Heavenly Trouser" ones.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1942 and 30 Jun 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: Heavenly Trouser
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 11946  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: File Report 1332, Date July 1942, BOOKS AND THE PUBLIC, p. 164, 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, Date July 1942, BOOKS AND THE PUBLIC, p. 164, 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=11946, accessed: 24 February 2024

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