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Record 12283

Reading Experience:

'I read about one book per day.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1941 and 31 Dec 1945
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: Failsworth (near Oldham)
county: Lancashire
specific address: 35 Newton Road, Failsworth
location in dwelling: all over
other location: anywhere
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:John H.S. Craig
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Jul 1933
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
upper working class (at the time)(now professional + academic)
Occupation: school child (at the time)
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
family, but not when I was using a torch to read under the blankets
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: various
Title: various
Genre: Bible, Classics, Fiction, History, Poetry, Children's Lit, Geography / Travel, Sport / Leisure, Textbook / self-education, Science, Arts / architecture, Ephemera, Mathematics, Technology, Natural history, Miscellany / Anthology, Astrology / alchemy / occult, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Advertisement, Book, Form, Handbill, Newspaper, Poster, Serial / periodical, Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (public library)
my grandfathers library/National Geographic from neighbour's dustbin


Source Information:

Record ID: 12283  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Testimony of living reader about his reading 1941-1945.,

Citation: Testimony of living reader about his reading 1941-1945.,, accessed: 25 July 2024

Additional comments:

Authors read included Haggard, Sayers, Collins, Christie, Goethe. Texts included the National Geographic, Childrens Newspapers Goethe (in German), History, Quick magazine.



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