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Record 25597

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I read "Golden Horn" by F. Yeats Brown. He was a prisoner in Turkish hands for two-and-a-half years. As in all these prisoners biographies, they had much more latitude compared with us: they had money, luxuries (eg. drinks and good smokes), individual purchases of food and other commodities, opportunities of escape, and a reasonable rapport with their captors.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 24 Nov 1943
Country: Malaysia
Time: n/a
Place: city: Singapore
specific address: Changi
other location: prisoner of war camp
   
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:Thomas Kitching
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1 Mar 1890
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Chief surveyor in Colonial Service
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Malaysia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: F Yeats Brown
Title: Golden Horn
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)
camp library

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 25597  
Source - Print  
  Author: Tom Kitching
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Life and Death in Changi
  Place of Publication: Perth
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 258
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Tom Kitching, Life and Death in Changi (Perth, 1998), p. 258, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25597, accessed: 19 June 2024

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