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Record 12656

Reading Experience:

Describes studies in order to become an imposter - way of making a living: 'Works of reference in public libraries furnished me with whatever data I required about particular families and professions - Burke, "Who's Who", Crockford, the Army List, the Navy List, the University Registers and Year Books - until in due course I was able to engage in the game of thrust and parry with all kinds of people and keep my end up.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1908 and 31 Dec 1910
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Portsmouth?
other location: in the reference room at the public library
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:Stuart Wood [pseud?]
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 27 Feb 1885
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: son of master craftsman, but habitual criminal
Religion: family Methodist but becomes athiest
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: Army List
Genre: Biography, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
in the reference room of the public library


Source Information:

Record ID: 12656  
Source - Print  
  Author: Stuart Wood
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Shades of the prison house: A personal memoir
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1932
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 104-105
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Stuart Wood, Shades of the prison house: A personal memoir (London, 1932), p. 104-105,, accessed: 02 March 2024

Additional comments:



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