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Record 2797

Reading Experience:

'H.M. Tomlinson, a successful author and dockworker's son, credited his East End Board school with encouraging free expression in composition classes and giving him a solid literary footing in the Bible, Shakespeare and Scott'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
other location: East End
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:H.M. Tomlinson
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1872
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: dockworker's son, later author
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:

Title: Bible
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
read at school


Source Information:

Record ID: 2797  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 157-8
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 157-8,, accessed: 13 June 2024

Additional comments:

See H.M. Tomlinson, "A Mingled Yarn" (London, 1953) pp.11-13



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