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Record Number: 11902


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I read what I call semi-serious novels. That is, it's got to have a love story woven through it, but at the same time well written, unlike the trashy love stories of Ethel M. Dell or Ruby M. Ayres, kin...I liked books by Phillip Gibbs: "The Nettle Danger", "The Sons and Others": "The Amazing summer", and now his newest "Through the Dark Night", which brings war events almost up to date. It isn't anything new, but at the same time, I enjoyed reading them.....'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1942 and 30 Mar 1942

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

anon

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

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:

Phillip Gibbs

Title:

Nettle Danger

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11902

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

File Report 1332, July 1942, BOOKS AND THE PUBLIC, p. 162, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk

Additional Information:

MOO accessed November 23, 2007.

Citation:

File Report 1332, July 1942, BOOKS AND THE PUBLIC, p. 162, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk , http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11902, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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