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Post by HannahMary » October 1st, 2018, 1:06 pm

The Daisy Chain, or Aspirations by Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823 - 1901).

Join the endearing May family in small-town England as each member lives through some pivotal years. How will they face the changes that shake their family to the core?

To quote the preface: "It would beg to be considered merely as what it calls itself, a Family Chronicle—a domestic record of home events, large and small, during those years of early life when the character is chiefly formed, and as an endeavour to trace the effects of those aspirations which are a part of every youthful nature."

The following cast list (including nicknames) may be helpful when first meeting the large May family. Parents: Dick and Maggie, Children: Richard (May), Margaret, Flora, Norman (June), Ethel, Harry (July), Mary, Tom (August), Blanche, Aubrey, Gertrude Margaret (Daisy)
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      • Project Code: k57pFBSB
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Charlotte Mary Yonge) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Mary_Yonge
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      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 57
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Last edited by HannahMary on May 16th, 2019, 4:21 pm, edited 8 times in total.
~ Hannah
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Readers needed for: The Daisy Chain by Charlotte Yonge, mentioned as a favorite in the writings of Louisa May Alcott and Susan Coolidge!

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Post by HannahMary » October 1st, 2018, 1:28 pm

I first heard this book praised as the favorite of one of Louisa May Alcott's short-story characters, and it did not disappoint me! Hopefully we can introduce many more readers to the trials and triumphs of the May family through this group recording project.
~ Hannah
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Readers needed for: The Daisy Chain by Charlotte Yonge, mentioned as a favorite in the writings of Louisa May Alcott and Susan Coolidge!

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Post by ToddHW » October 2nd, 2018, 7:59 am

I'll MC this. MW soon.

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Post by HannahMary » October 2nd, 2018, 8:46 am

Thank you, Todd! I still need to run the chapters through a word count to fully fill it in but think I can get started today.
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Post by HannahMary » October 2nd, 2018, 10:55 am

Would it be okay to move this to "Readers Wanted" even before I finish filling in the word counts? I have the first 20 chapters ready today and will have to wait to do the others another day. But this gives a good idea of the (long!) length of the chapters. :)
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Post by ToddHW » October 2nd, 2018, 11:28 am

Sure, I can move it. Thought you might want to linger in Launch Pad for a DPL first? Or are you doing the DPL stuff?

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Post by HannahMary » October 2nd, 2018, 1:19 pm

ToddHW wrote:
October 2nd, 2018, 11:28 am
Sure, I can move it. Thought you might want to linger in Launch Pad for a DPL first? Or are you doing the DPL stuff?

Thanks, Todd
Ahh! Good point. If potential DPL's look here most, we can wait a bit.
~ Hannah
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Post by HannahMary » October 6th, 2018, 12:52 pm

The MW is now complete.
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Post by ToddHW » October 6th, 2018, 1:36 pm

Away we go to Readers Wanted. Still hoping for a DPL!

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Post by HannahMary » October 8th, 2018, 6:21 pm

Thanks, Todd! Is it okay that I just added YOUTH/FIC to give a better idea of the project for those glancing through the forum for now?

The Preface and Chapter one are ready for PL at 1:43 and 27:04 in duration (if we can find a DPL!)
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Post by bhavya » October 8th, 2018, 11:08 pm

Hello,

Can I be the DPL?

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Post by HannahMary » October 9th, 2018, 8:24 am

bhavya wrote:
October 8th, 2018, 11:08 pm
Hello,

Can I be the DPL?
I would appreciate that. Welcome, bhavya! If any questions come up in the process, just ask.
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Post by ToddHW » October 10th, 2018, 3:42 am

HannahMary wrote:
October 8th, 2018, 6:21 pm
Thanks, Todd! Is it okay that I just added YOUTH/FIC to give a better idea of the project for those glancing through the forum for now?
Of course it is.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ToddHW » October 10th, 2018, 3:42 am

HannahMary wrote:
October 9th, 2018, 8:24 am
bhavya wrote:
October 8th, 2018, 11:08 pm
Hello,

Can I be the DPL?
I would appreciate that. Welcome, bhavya! If any questions come up in the process, just ask.
Added DPL to the project.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by bhavya » October 10th, 2018, 7:09 am

Hello,

Section 0 (preface) is PL OK.

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