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MichaelMaggs
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Post by MichaelMaggs » June 25th, 2020, 4:36 am

Miss Bracegirdle and Others by Stacy Aumonier (1877 - 1928).
A 1923 collection of tales by the British author Stacy Aumonier (1877–1928), described by John Galsworthy as "one of the best short-story writers of all time." This collection includes two of Aumonier's best-known works, "The Octave of Jealousy" and "Where Was Wych Street?" (listener warning: includes two occurrences of the n-word). It opens with the very funny "Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty", in which a deeply conservative middle-aged spinster checks in to a hotel in Bordeaux on her first trip abroad. She finds a man asleep on the bed and realises she is in the wrong room, but the door handle has come off in her hand, and she can’t get out. Then she makes another discovery. (Michael Maggs)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/missbracegirdleo00aumo/mode/2up
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Genres for the project: Short Stories/Single Author Collections

    Keywords that describe the book: bracegirdle, wych street, octave jealousy, funny man, accident crime, old fags, angel accomplishment, match, beelbrows lions, man letters, face, brown wallet, merciless lady

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    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Section [number] of Miss Bracegirdle and Others. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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  • Example filename missbracegirdle_##_aumonier_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. missbracegirdle_01_aumonier_128kb.mp3)



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Last edited by MichaelMaggs on July 27th, 2020, 8:10 am, edited 4 times in total.

alg1001
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Post by alg1001 » June 25th, 2020, 5:28 am

Hi Michael,
I will MC this for you. The MW has 13 sections. If you need more, they can be added. If any of these stories are over 7000 words, please divide them. I will leave you on the launchpad to find a proof listener.
Cheers,
-Amy

MichaelMaggs
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Post by MichaelMaggs » June 25th, 2020, 5:36 am

Thank you Amy.

miss stav
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Post by miss stav » June 25th, 2020, 8:14 am

Sounds interesting. May I dpl?
Love gothic novels? Try Children Of The Abbey. Interested in legents? Try Legents Of Saints And Sinners. Interested in femenist fiction? Try Falkner.

MichaelMaggs
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Post by MichaelMaggs » June 25th, 2020, 8:31 am

Yes I'd be delighted. Thank you!

I'll probably make a start sometime next week.

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Post by alg1001 » June 25th, 2020, 5:55 pm

Stav is added as the DPL.
I will move you to Going Solo.
Cheers!
-Amy

MichaelMaggs
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Post by MichaelMaggs » July 5th, 2020, 10:01 am

Miss Bracegirdle has arrived and awaits PL.

miss stav
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Post by miss stav » July 11th, 2020, 11:23 am

Wow what a beautiful story. She reminds me of one of my friends. Really...
Love gothic novels? Try Children Of The Abbey. Interested in legents? Try Legents Of Saints And Sinners. Interested in femenist fiction? Try Falkner.

MichaelMaggs
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Post by MichaelMaggs » July 12th, 2020, 2:36 pm

Yes, I really loved this story - and in fact all of this author's that I've read so far.

Btw, did you have any PL notes? :wink:

miss stav
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Post by miss stav » July 12th, 2020, 2:37 pm

No, it was amazing. And I didn't find her funny. I found her ill prepared for the realities of life.
Love gothic novels? Try Children Of The Abbey. Interested in legents? Try Legents Of Saints And Sinners. Interested in femenist fiction? Try Falkner.

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