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Record Number: 31430


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Read in afternoon and then clipped all the border for Dad. Pretty tiring work ... Bed at 12. Finished book "The Pendulum" rather poor. Pretty tired.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

28 Jun 1918

Country:

England

Time

afternoon
evening

Place:

city: Weymouth
county: Dorset
specific address: 12 Belvedere Esplanade

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:

Guy Mainwaring Knocker

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

14 Aug 1899

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force

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:

Elinor Mordaunt

Title:

The Pendulum

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1918.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

31430

Source:

Print

Author:

Christopher M. Burgess

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Diary and Letters of a World War I Fighter Pilot

Place of Publication:

Barnsley

Date of Publication:

2008

Vol:

n/a

Page:

201

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Christopher M. Burgess, The Diary and Letters of a World War I Fighter Pilot, (Barnsley, 2008), p. 201, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=31430, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Knocker had been hit on the head by a propeller blade a few days after returning to service in the RAF, and returned to his parents' home to convalesce.

   
   
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