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Post Posted:: July 17th, 2017, 7:23 am 

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Hi Erin,

Chapter 4 is up:

19:26

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/kingandparliament_04_wakeling_128kb.mp3

My best,

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Post Posted:: July 17th, 2017, 2:46 pm 

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Hi Pam,

Chapter 4 is PL OK, but I feel like I'm watching this peeking through my fingers!


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Post Posted:: July 17th, 2017, 3:26 pm 

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Thanks, Erin!

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Post Posted:: July 17th, 2017, 8:57 pm 

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Erin,

Is it because you know the king is going to die? Is that why you are peeking through your fingers?

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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 2:29 am 

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It isn't the king specifically so much as the entire Civil War.


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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 5:31 am 

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I see.

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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 6:25 am 

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Goodness, I just realised how snarky that sounded. I didn't mean it that way.

I know for some readers there is a bit of a sense that history was just how it was, things couldn't have turned out any differently and anyway it's all in the past now. It's nothing of the sort - events are always subject to all sorts of influences and could easily have gone down a very different path than they did. You've been choosing authors who convey that 'what if' quite well, who introduce the unpredictable human factor and who keep things interesting for the listener/student by sustaining the sense of a narrative. In this case, it's the missed opportunities, the ideological conflicts, the power struggles, the betrayals that create a sense of foreboding and the build up to the Civil War.


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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 6:30 am 

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Oh, I see, Erin, though I don't know what snarky means.

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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 11:53 am 

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I would have defined it as catty or rude and in an informal register. I was curious, so I looked it up.

The main online dictionary I use says the adjective is snide or sharply critical (perhaps a little stronger than how I'd use it). It also mentions that it's informal and says it's North American.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/snarky

It can be used as a verb and noun, too:
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/snark

Although the first definition is the creature Lewis Carroll invented in The Hunting of the Snark!

I'll bet you're sorry you mentioned it now!


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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 5:29 pm 

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No, that's great. Thanks!

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