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Record 19738

Reading Experience:

'The clerk who cashes my cheques at the bank is quite a bright, intelligent-looking boy. To-day I had a copy of [italics] Bouvard et Pecuchet [end italics]. He looked at it with curiosity then said "I expect you think I'm rude, looking like that. But I used to read a lot of those sorts of books once" "What sort of books?" "Oh, yellow books like that. I picked up a lot in a booksellers. But mine were much bigger than that" "What were they?" "Oh I don't remember their names or what they were about" "Do you remember the authors?" "Can't say I do. I seem to remember one was some sort of a Japanese story" "And they were in French?" "Oh yes, in French of course".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 21 Jul 1937
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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 Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: bank clerk
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: clerk in Antonia White's bank


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [French novels]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: in French
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19738  
Source - Print  
  Author: Antonia White
  Editor: Susan Chitty
  Title: Antonia White. Diaries 1926-1957
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1991
  Vol: I
  Page: 97
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Antonia White, Susan Chitty (ed.), Antonia White. Diaries 1926-1957 (London, 1991), I, p. 97,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:



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