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Record Number: 33536


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Since leaving Oxford I have had quite a little opportunity for reading and have read all kinds of things, some of the better books being: Conan Doyle's "Micah Clarke" and part of "Martin Chuzzlewit", one or two of Alexander Dumas' tales, two humorous books by George Birmingham about small Irish villages, and one or two of Bernard Shaw's plays. I am still doing dual control on B.E. 2b machines which are quite out of date for military purpose and were obsolete even before the war ...'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 28 Jul 1917 and 19 Aug 1917

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Upavon
county: Wiltshire
specific address: Central Flying School

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:

Roderick Ward Maclennan

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

17 May 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps

Religion:

Unknown

Country of Origin:

Canada

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

Martin Chuzzlewit

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

Borrowed (circulating library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

33536

Source:

Print

Author:

Roderick Ward Maclennan

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Ideals and Training of a Flying Officer

Place of Publication:

Manchester

Date of Publication:

2009

Vol:

n/a

Page:

34

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Roderick Ward Maclennan, The Ideals and Training of a Flying Officer, (Manchester, 2009), p. 34, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33536, accessed: 20 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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