[Realism]The House with the Green Shutters by G D Brown-neb

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Post by lennich » October 5th, 2010, 2:44 pm

The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown (1869-1902) .

This project is now complete!
All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
https://librivox.org/the-house-with-the-green-shutters-by-george-douglas-brown/

The House with the Green Shutters is a novel by the Scottish writer George Douglas Brown, first published in 1901 by John MacQueen. Set in mid-19th century Ayrshire, in the fictitious town of Barbie which is based on his native Ochiltree, it consciously violates the conventions of the sentimental kailyard school, and is sometimes quoted as an influence on the Scottish Renaissance.

The novel describes the struggles of a proud and taciturn carrier, John Gourlay, against the spiteful comments and petty machinations of the envious and idle villagers of Barbie (the "bodies"). (Introduction by Wikipedia)
  • Target completion date: 31 December 2013
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25876
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Post by neckertb » October 6th, 2010, 12:04 am

Hi Len

I'll MC this for you :D

I would change the filename to housegreenshutters in case someone comes along one day with a green house story, but it is up to you really. Back with the MW in a bit!
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Post by neckertb » October 6th, 2010, 12:12 am

Done :D
I'm sending you a pm with your login and password to the MW.
What would you like as genres? Historical fiction and satire seem to fit from what I read in the summary, is that OK?
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Post by lennich » October 6th, 2010, 6:57 am

Hi Nadine,
neckertb wrote:Hi Len

I'll MC this for you :D

I would change the filename to housegreenshutters in case someone comes along one day with a green house story, but it is up to you really. Back with the MW in a bit!
Many thanks :D

About the filename: do I just upload using the new filename (housegreenshutters) or do I need to change a setting anywhere to reflect the change?

TTFN,
Len

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Post by lennich » October 6th, 2010, 7:02 am

neckertb wrote:What would you like as genres? Historical fiction and satire seem to fit from what I read in the summary, is that OK?
Wikipedia has it as 'realism', which I think is going a bit far, but if that could be added to your suggestions then it might help people to find it :)

Cheers,
Len

P.S. The MW documentation is a bit daunting!

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Post by neckertb » October 6th, 2010, 8:51 am

We don't have realism as genre, but I will add it as keyword when I catalog it, promise.
you have changed thefilename I see!
And yes, the MW doc is a bit big, but honestly I figured it out on my own, but at least you have it if you ever need it :D
Let's wait for a DPL a couple of days before moving to Going solo (but feel free to start recording :wink:)
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Post by lennich » October 6th, 2010, 1:57 pm

neckertb wrote:you have changed thefilename I see!
Yes, I took your advice :lol:
neckertb wrote:Let's wait for a DPL a couple of days before moving to Going solo (but feel free to start recording :wink:)
Still got to format the text in Word so that I've got a useable script for reading :) but I'm nearly there.

Cheers,
Len

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Post by neckertb » October 7th, 2010, 1:49 am

I forgot two things:
it is important that you remember to post in this thread every month, even if there is no progress, just so we know you're still around :D
You can advertise for a DPL in the Listeners and Editors Wanted Forum. You need to use a special template, here is how to do it.

And now for the bonus: if you find a picture that is in the public domain that you would like to use as a front cover, I'll convert your book in M4B when you are done. You can look here for links to PD pictures.
:mrgreen:
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Post by aidanbrack » October 7th, 2010, 3:03 am

It would be my first time doing it but I would be interested in dpl'ing this book. I'd understand though if you wanted someone with more experience. :D

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Post by shelagh » October 7th, 2010, 10:16 am

I'd be happy to be your DPL if your still looking for one

Shelagh

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Post by lennich » October 7th, 2010, 2:18 pm

I'm not sure what the form is about choosing a DPL i.e. do I choose, or does the MC?

Anyway, aidanbrack, thanks for the offer but I'm pretty new to Librivox and this is my first solo project, so I think I should probably go with someone with a bit of experience to help me through my blundering progress.

So, Shelagh, if I do the hiring, then you have the job :D

TTFN,
Len

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Post by aidanbrack » October 7th, 2010, 2:31 pm

lennich wrote:I'm not sure what the form is about choosing a DPL i.e. do I choose, or does the MC?

Anyway, aidanbrack, thanks for the offer but I'm pretty new to Librivox and this is my first solo project, so I think I should probably go with someone with a bit of experience to help me through my blundering progress.

So, Shelagh, if I do the hiring, then you have the job :D

TTFN,
Len
Not a problem at all Len. I'll just look forward to enjoying the results as a listener. :)

All the best,
Aidan

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Post by neckertb » October 7th, 2010, 11:49 pm

Shelagh has been added to the MW, and we have moved to going solo.
Enjoy :D
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Post by shelagh » October 8th, 2010, 1:06 am

aidanbrack wrote:It would be my first time doing it but I would be interested in dpl'ing this book. I'd understand though if you wanted someone with more experience. :D
Sorry - I didn't spot your post otherwise I wouldn't have posted myself.


I would be happy to leave this to you but will keave the MC and reader to decide.

Hope you find enjoy your PL on Librivox, as I'm sure you wil. I certainly do.

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Post by neckertb » October 8th, 2010, 1:10 am

I'd say it is the reader's choice, but Len I would not be worried about the lack of experience here. Your call! We could also have two DPL! (what a luxury dilemma) :mrgreen:
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