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Record 6608

Reading Experience:

'I was fond of reading when at home, but we had not an abundance of books; so as soon as I settled at Notting Hill, I often in the evening made my way to Oxford and other streets where I could find open bookshops, and in the course of a couple of years I had purchased and read a fair selection of our standard authors, and, as I shall mention in future pages, I became fairly well acquainted with the drama and the players. I am afraid I was rather more fond of the drama and works of fiction than of books of more general interest.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1851 and 31 Dec 1859
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London, Notting Hill
location in dwelling: lodgings
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:William Tinsley
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 13 Jul 1831
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: Apprentice printer
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: [unknown]
Title: [various titles]
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 6608  
Source - Print  
  Author: William Tinsley
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Random recollections of an old publisher
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1900
  Vol: 1
  Page: 46-7
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William Tinsley, Random recollections of an old publisher (London, 1900), 1, p. 46-7,, accessed: 29 February 2024

Additional comments:



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