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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
1800-1849Henry Mayhew's interview with a seller of street stationery: 'I read "Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper" on a Sunday, and what murders and robberies there is now!' [n/a]Lloyd's Weekly NewspaperPrint: Newspaper
Henry Mayhew interviews a street buyer of waste paper: "The only worldly labour I do on a Sunday is to take my family's dinner to the bakehouse, bring it home after ch...anon [n/a]Lloyd's Weekly NewspaperPrint: Broadsheet, Newspaper
1900-1945'[the father of Harry Burton] 'an irregularly employed housepainter, liked a "stirring novel" but nothing more challenging than Conan Doyle: "He had no use whatever for a... Lloyd's Weekly NewsPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Britain was a mainly urban society...and soon an expanding range of sexual literature became available in the cities. Mark Grossek, the son of a Jewish immigrant tailor ...Mark Grossek n/aLloyd's Weekly NewsPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849'Abraham Austin, carpenter and joiner, examined. I saw James... on Sunday morning again at my house, when he read the newspaper aloud about the murder and other things......James Hocker [n/a]Lloyd's Weekly London NewsPrint: Newspaper
1850-1899'How horrified my father was on discovering that the servants had been reading little bits to me out of "Lloyd's Weekly" [on a Sunday].'Mary Vivian (Molly) Hughes Lloyd's WeeklyPrint: Newspaper

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