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Record 4472

Reading Experience:

'Edward Ezard admitted that he and his friends read the Gem and Magnet for "the public school glamour". They thoroughly absorbed all the stock phrases and attitudes associated with Greyfriars, Frank Richards's mythical school.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1907 and 31 Dec 1945
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:Edward Ezard
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1900
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
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: [stories in the Magnet]
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4472  
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: 323
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 323,, accessed: 29 June 2022

Additional comments:

See Edward Ezard, 'Battersea Boy' pp. 98-102.



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