Review of Reviews

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Review of Reviews

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"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 a wonderful escape from a dull Welsh village: ""I could view the future through the words of H.G. Wells, participate in the elucidation of mysteries with Sherlock Holmes,... or penetrate darkest Africa with Rider Haggard as my guide. I could laugh at the comic frustrations of coaster seaman or bargee at the call of W.A. Jacobs. What a gloriously rich age it was for the storyteller!... When the stories palled there was always the illustrated weeklies with their pictures of people and conditions remote from my personal experience... I could laugh with Punch or Truth, although some of the humour was much too subtle for my limited education. Above all I could study the Review of Reviews and learn therein the complexities of foreign affairs.

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Notes
See Percy Wall, 'Hour at Eve', Ch.15, no further ref. traceable in Rose.

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Review of Reviews

Reading experience
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Evidence

"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 a wonderful escape from a dull Welsh village: ""I could view the future through the words of H.G. Wells, participate in the elucidation of mysteries with Sherlock Holmes,... or penetrate darkest Africa with Rider Haggard as my guide. I could laugh at the comic frustrations of coaster seaman or bargee at the call of W.A. Jacobs. What a gloriously rich age it was for the storyteller!... When the stories palled there was always the illustrated weeklies with their pictures of people and conditions remote from my personal experience... I could laugh with Punch or Truth, although some of the humour was much too subtle for my limited education. Above all I could study the Review of Reviews and learn therein the complexities of foreign affairs.

Source

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

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Notes
See Percy Wall, 'Hour at Eve', Ch.15, no further ref. traceable in Rose.

How to cite this record

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Accessed on 2019/09/22 18:06:27

Related place
Wales
Related people
Wall, Percy
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The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Related place
Wales
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