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Record 12872

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Reading Experience:

'She is a woman of the artisan class, aged about 35. She was dressed in a brown coat with a fur collar, and had a scarf on her head. With her she brought two blankets, two cushions, some sweets and a book. She came with a man of 35, presumably her husband, and another of 50. At first she lay on the bench in the position marked 6 in the diagram with her head against a case; later she lay on the floor. At first she read, but by 10 o'clock she put the book away. Until one o'clock she lay doing nothing, twice falling asleep for a few minutes but both times waking up again soon.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Sep 1940 and 30 Sep 1940
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
other location: bomb shelter
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 Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1905
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
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: unknown
Title: unknown
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book, Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Additional comments:



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