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

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 √ Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
1900-1945'Percy Wall described his [colliery] institute as a "blatantly utilitarian" building with a "square cemented front" and a "drab, poorly lit" reading room, but it offered ...Percy Wall Arthur Conan Doyle[Sherlock Holmes Stories]Print: Book
1900-1945'I had hoped to have a clear head here - to get on with German, Italian, etc. and to read some history. But I have been so heavy and tired all the time that I can only ma...Antonia White Arthur Conan Doyle[Sherlock Holmes Stories]Print: Book
1900-1945'Weak and tired and inclined, as always when out of action and interest, to go to pieces. Read, after twenty years, Merriman's miserable "[The] Sowers", Psalms and John i...Ronald Storrs Arthur Conan DoyleThe Adventures of Sherlock HolmesPrint: Book

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