[SOLO] Fuel of Fire by Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler - kit

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Post by miss stav » May 18th, 2019, 3:10 am

Fuel of Fire by Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler (1860 - 1929).

"Then was there war in the house of Baxendale. Guy had made up his mind to wed the fair daughter of the forester; while Sir Stephen and Dame Alice his wife had made up their minds — with equal firmness — that no son of their noble name should mate with a daughter of the people". A rumor started that the girl was a witch and so she was burned. However before she was burned she cursed the family who condemned her:
"First by the King, and then by the State,
And thirdly by that which is thrice as great
As these, and a thousandfold stronger and higher
Shall Baxendale Hall be made fuel of fire".
Ever since, the Baxendales cannot be truly happy, for they cannot have true love. What is life without love? They do their duty, rule over the land, but cannot be happy. Can the curse be lifted? Can a Baxendale experience true love?
This book is a protest against the prominent view of marriage at the time. Against the values of ambition and duty, and of course against social class. It offers a new way to look at marriage, the modern way of true love. A year after publishing this novel, the author, a daughter of a viscount, would marry a senior teacher at a navy school. Not someone from her own class. However the marriage was described as very happy. ( From the book's prolog with additions by Stav Nisser.)
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Post by Kitty » May 22nd, 2019, 4:18 am

this sounds like an interesting book, Stav. I can set up a MW for you. Will you manage to fill in the sections yourself, you do you want me to help there as well ? I inserted the first two sections already to start you off, but don't mind filling them all in. Just let me know. :)

MW coming soon....

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Post by miss stav » May 22nd, 2019, 12:06 pm

Hi Sonia, how are you? Hww lovely to work with you. I will manage, I think. If I don't manage by Friday morning, I will pm you. Ok?
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Post by Kitty » May 23rd, 2019, 2:10 am

miss stav wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 12:06 pm
Hi Sonia, how are you? Hww lovely to work with you. I will manage, I think. If I don't manage by Friday morning, I will pm you. Ok?
Stav.
I'm fine, thanks. Yes let me know if you need anything.

Let's wait a bit in here to find a DPL.

Sonia

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Post by miss stav » May 25th, 2019, 2:32 pm

Ok, I am sorry but my screen reader doesn't read me the page numbers properly. Could you pleas fill in the mw? All the page numbers are written in the table of contents. To make things easiest, I usualy fill in the number of pages of a chapter for example (chapter 1 12 pages). I will write a note that each page is about 2 minutes of final recording. Thanks in advance,
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Post by Kitty » May 26th, 2019, 4:04 am

miss stav wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Ok, I am sorry but my screen reader doesn't read me the page numbers properly. Could you pleas fill in the mw? All the page numbers are written in the table of contents. To make things easiest, I usualy fill in the number of pages of a chapter for example (chapter 1 12 pages).
all right, no problem, I can fill in the chapter titles and pages. BTW I noticed some missing pages in the link you provided :? but I found another PD version, so we're gonna use that one. https://archive.org/details/fueloffire00fowl/page/n7

Also I think I can move us to Readers Wanted now, we'll find a DPLer along the way.

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Post by miss stav » May 27th, 2019, 3:39 pm

Thank you ever so much.
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Post by johnb2 » May 27th, 2019, 4:43 pm

Hi Stav

I like to do the Prologue.

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Post by miss stav » May 29th, 2019, 12:56 am

Hi Jonn, have a lot of fun. The prolog is all yours.
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Post by johnb2 » June 1st, 2019, 11:11 am


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Post by miss stav » June 1st, 2019, 12:59 pm

Thanks a lot, John. I hope you enjoyed the prolog. Want to continue with chapter 1?
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Post by johnb2 » June 1st, 2019, 1:22 pm

Hi Stav

Since you are there, did I do the intro correct - by saying, Section O, or should I just say Prologue?

I liked the prologue, and will return, not right now, because I am doing a solo and chapters in 2 other books.

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Post by miss stav » June 1st, 2019, 7:56 pm

Hay, what ever you did was ok. I heard readers doing both. Don't worry about it.
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Post by Kitty » June 2nd, 2019, 3:31 am

johnb2 wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 1:22 pm
Since you are there, did I do the intro correct - by saying, Section O, or should I just say Prologue?
Hey John :) you did it absolutely correctly. For the prologue it may not be so important, but it's always best if we have continuity in a project's intro disclaimer. So best always stick to the info in the first post, you always can read there an example of how the intro should be read for that particular project. Some BC's prefer Section others Chapter, it also depends on the structure of the book.

Thanks

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » June 3rd, 2019, 2:49 am

johnb2 wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 1:22 pm
I liked the prologue, and will return, not right now, because I am doing a solo and chapters in 2 other books.
I liked the prologue too. I just had a listen to your file, John, and it's an awesome good start into the book. :9: Wonderfully and engagingly narrated. I can mark it PL ok.

There was one tiny deviance from the text, which is not too important in my opinion, but I'll point it out, in case you want to be word-perfect.

> at 8:48: (p. 5) “married in their own class and lived happily ever after” – you say “married happily ever after”, which sounds a bit strange as it's not how the normal saying goes, but I let you decide whether you want to correct this

Stav, I am interested in getting to know the rest of the book, so I'll put myself in as DPL.

Sonia

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