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Record 20221

Reading Experience:

'he swapped and shared books, especially Billy Bunter stories. ("[Bunter's] roars and squeaks of anguish were constantly imitated then and for years after", says Sutton; "Philip seemed to identify with Bunter up to a point.")'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1930 and 1 Aug 1939
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Coventry
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:Philip Larkin
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 9 Aug 1922
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: later librarian and poet
Religion: n/a
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: Frank Richards
Title: [Billy Bunter stories]
Genre: Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
owned, shared and swapped


Source Information:

Record ID: 20221  
Source - Print  
  Author: Andrew Motion
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Philip Larkin. A Writer's Life
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1993
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 21
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Andrew Motion, Philip Larkin. A Writer's Life (London, 1993), p. 21,, accessed: 19 January 2022

Additional comments:



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