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by Mike001
June 10th, 2014, 9:40 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE]The Seaboard Parish by George MacDonald-ans
Replies: 337
Views: 29004

Re: [GROUP]The Seaboard Parish by George MacDonald-annise

fiddlesticks wrote:All the information and pictures are very interesting! Thanks for sharing it :D
Nice of you to say so, but I've just had a post from a Librivox mod saying that my post was "not nice" and "completely unnecessary".

Anyway, best wishes to you.
by Mike001
June 9th, 2014, 12:43 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE]The Seaboard Parish by George MacDonald-ans
Replies: 337
Views: 29004

Re: [GROUP]The Seaboard Parish by George MacDonald-annise

FWIW, Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood and The Seaboard Parish were published in the late 1860s. My sense of the text is that the first comprises what are to be understood as contemporary reminiscences of a (relatively) elderly clergyman, Mr. Walton. He's writing about what he remembers from his firs...
by Mike001
June 8th, 2014, 6:12 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE]The Seaboard Parish by George MacDonald-ans
Replies: 337
Views: 29004

Re: [GROUP]The Seaboard Parish by George MacDonald-annise

Oh, that's fun! Another George MacDonald novel. These don't often work very well as novels , but he is an interesting writer. I just listened to Thomas Wingfold, Curate (to which Librivox has put an unfortunately anachronistic image of an eighteenth-century gentleman in a wig and tabs). In that one ...
by Mike001
June 4th, 2014, 12:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Pronunciation...
Replies: 32
Views: 4250

Re: Pronunciation...

Just read this article and found it extremely interesting still in the pronunciation topic. :) http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/11/pronunciation-errors-english-language How interesting! It says there that the original spelling/pronunciation of WASP was WAPS... Note that in German, ...
by Mike001
January 23rd, 2014, 9:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Marking the centenary of the beginning of WWI
Replies: 22
Views: 3120

Re: Marking the centenary of the beginning of WWI

If you think "Epitaphs of the War" suitable for what you're doing may I have a try at reading it. I think it could be interesting to do, and probably doable for an unpractised reader (i.e. me) since they're short pieces.
by Mike001
January 23rd, 2014, 8:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Marking the centenary of the beginning of WWI
Replies: 22
Views: 3120

Re: Marking the centenary of the beginning of WWI

Thanks for the suggestions, Mike. Unfortunately all of those save Kipling's Epitaphs of the War (1922) and Jünger's original In Stahlgewittern (1920) in German are still in copyright in the US. Ruth How about The Seven Pillars of Wisdom , Ruth? It's a long time since I read it, but there must be an...
by Mike001
January 23rd, 2014, 7:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Marking the centenary of the beginning of WWI
Replies: 22
Views: 3120

Re: Marking the centenary of the beginning of WWI

I keep finding fascinating books, and they all turn out not to be PD for me :twisted: . I shall make a post in the thread with these suggestions, in case anyone is interested. Ruth How about any of the following? Robert Graves' Goodbye to All That Siegfried Sasson's Memoirs of a Foxhunting Man Edmu...
by Mike001
January 20th, 2014, 10:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: [GAME]Acronym Game
Replies: 539
Views: 40680

Re: Acronym Game

Ah, Lincoln Green -- as worn by Robin Hood

Living
In
Nottingham
Coloured
Like
Nature

GREENWOOD
by Mike001
January 19th, 2014, 11:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Who's the author?
Replies: 29
Views: 3871

Re: Who's the author?

2. These skeletons were the miserable relics of men who had ventured, in search of ancient treasures, into the deadly marshes over the site of the mightiest city of former days. The deserted and utterly extinct city of [...] was under his feet. I know this one: it's the marshes that do it. You've r...
by Mike001
January 19th, 2014, 10:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Who's the author?
Replies: 29
Views: 3871

Re: Who's the author?

Mike, your earlier description of it was so accurate I thought at first you knew it and were just giving other people a chance. (It's an only slightly representative quote, I wanted to find something with Our Ford or Soma which would have been much more obvious for people, but I don't have a copy i...
by Mike001
January 17th, 2014, 4:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Who's the author?
Replies: 29
Views: 3871

Re: Who's the author?

Number 4 was mine. As a clue I will say the title is a quotation from Shakespeare. That starts another thought for me. Namely, I wonder if this is dialogue from a play. There's something curiously loose about it -- for example, the way it moves from "stability" in one sentence to "happiness" in the...
by Mike001
January 17th, 2014, 1:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Who's the author?
Replies: 29
Views: 3871

Re: Who's the author?

RuthieG wrote:Agreed, Anne. He means No. 2.

No. 5 is in the LibriVox catalogue.
Whoops! Of course. I don't know No. 4, but it would obviously be very recent.


FWIW, I checked and No. 2 is in progress at Librivox but not completed yet.
by Mike001
January 16th, 2014, 11:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: [GAME]Acronym Game
Replies: 539
Views: 40680

Re: Acronym Game

Ask
Renoir
To
Ink-in
Something
Tout suite


IMPRESSIONIST
by Mike001
January 16th, 2014, 11:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Who's the author?
Replies: 29
Views: 3871

Re: Who's the author?

Since this one seems to have stalled how about those who posted the five currently up there offering clues until it restarts? No. 4 is mine. edited to say no 2 The author is an 18th century Radical pamphleteer. He writes "WEN" for London -- I'd thought this peculiar usage would tip someone off, but ...
by Mike001
January 16th, 2014, 8:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: [GAME]Acronym Game
Replies: 539
Views: 40680

Re: Acronym Game

Hobbit wrote: TRICKY
Trusted
Rascal
Iniquitously
Cheating
Kind
Yogis

(Y is tricky. :lol: )

Staying with the yogic theme:

DHARMA