'I remember the first word I learned to read'

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Title

'I remember the first word I learned to read'

Description

Harry Browne remembers learning to read.

Creator

Harry Browne

Publisher

Trinity College Dublin

Date

1945

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Relation

Harry Browne

Is Part Of

Childhood and Early Life

Type

Life Story

Spatial Coverage

Russell Avenue, North Strand, Dublin

Temporal Coverage

1940's

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Text

I remember the first word I learned to read. I was outside my house in Russell Avenue and there was a van there with the word 'DUBLIN' written on it. I have no idea what age I was but I distinctly remember spelling it out D, U, B, L, I, N, and pronouncing the word Dublin. I also clearly remember the revelation this was to me that letters meant something. Since those very early days I have been a voracious reader and if nothing else comes to hand I will read the back of the cereal box.

Sponsor

Irish Research Council for Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (IRCHSS)

Research Coordinator/P.I.

Dr Kathleen McTiernan (Trinity College Dublin)

Senior Research Associate

Dr Deirdre O'Donnell (Trinity College Dublin)

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