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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Record Number: 34536


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Every child was given a little volume called King Edward's Realm, bound in imitation crimson leather, which I found slow going. The fate of books is strange. Perhaps it would be hard to get a copy of it now though an immense number must have been distributed through infant Britain. As for reading, there was Little Folks, the Boy's Own Paper, The Children of the New Forest, Fighting the Flames, and plenty besides; but the book appetite grew later.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

1903

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Yalding
county: Kent
specific address: Boy's School House

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:

Edmund Blunden

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Nov 1896

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Student

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

Little Folks

Genre:

Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

34536

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Simon Nowell-Smith

Title:

Edwardian England, 1901-1914

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1964

Vol:

n/a

Page:

553

Additional Comments:

Specific chapter: Edmund Blunden, 'A Country Childhood', pp. 545-74.

Citation:

Simon Nowell-Smith (ed.), Edwardian England, 1901-1914, (Oxford, 1964), p. 553, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=34536, accessed: 21 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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