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Post by Availle » April 1st, 2022, 3:59 am

A good start! :thumbs:
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Post by InTheDesert » April 1st, 2022, 9:08 pm

It's probably bad form to recommend one's own recordings but The Everlasting Man has a lot to say about cavemen as well as Greece and Rome in antiquity.

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Post by Availle » May 4th, 2022, 5:47 pm

The staff has picked for this month, thank you for your suggestions! Please have a look at this page for the current pickings. You can also check out our (soon to be set up...) wiki page for a plain vanilla list that contains all the staff picks for this year plus the readers.

How about a bit light reading in anticipation of summer? Let's talk - quietly - about

Secrets

I'm looking for books about secrets - ancient skeletons in family closets, buried treasure, hidden meanings in books, secret spells and magic... You get the picture. :wink:

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry!
And, as always: All languages welcome!

Suggest away! :thumbs:
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Post by Kitty » May 4th, 2022, 11:41 pm

there's immediately one fun play that comes to my mind:

> Stage play: Actually many Pinero plays have secrets revealed, but I guess this one serves well as an example of the genre.

The Magistrate: https://librivox.org/the-magistrate-by-arthur-wing-pinero/
Agatha Posket fibbed a bit about her age when she got married a second time, so her son had to be 5 years younger too...now 19 year old Cis still gets treated like a young teenager of 14, even though he starts to be interested in girls. Finally the mother has to own up to her real age and that of her son.

Three more that may fit the bill:

> Non-fiction:

The book of the dead: https://librivox.org/the-book-of-the-dead-by-e-a-wallis-budge/
contains spells for the afterlife apparently (I didn't read it or try them out) :lol:

> Novel:

The secret of Edwind Drood: https://librivox.org/the-mystery-of-edwin-drood-by-charles-dickens/
which will forever remain a secret because Dickens died before he finished the book with the solution. :shock: We have this also in Dutch translation: https://librivox.org/het-geheim-van-edwin-drood-by-charles-dickens/

> Epistolary Novel:

Secresy: https://librivox.org/secresy-by-eliza-fenwick/
which you should know about as you read for the main role ;) It was a good project, I remember it well. :9:

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Post by Peter Why » May 5th, 2022, 12:56 am

May I suggest my solo, Secret Chambers and Hiding Places? .. which is mainly about priests' holes.

https://librivox.org/secret-chambers-and-hiding-places-by-allan-fea

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Post by Availle » May 5th, 2022, 1:51 am

Thanks Sonia!
Well, the Secresy one.. I only read my letters and have no idea what happened elsewhere. Of course, I never listened to the whole thing, so I'll have to take your word for it. :wink:


Peter, that one definitely qualifies! :thumbs:
I saw a documentary about these priest holes and was fascinated by them. It's a bit like what happened with Christians in the Edo Period - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_in_Japan - they had to go into hiding too.
Pity this article doesn't mention the Japanese mirrors which could project a Virgin Mary onto the wall for worship.
And I don't think there is anything PD out there about this topic.
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Post by Kitty » May 5th, 2022, 2:05 am

Availle wrote:
May 5th, 2022, 1:51 am
Well, the Secresy one.. I only read my letters and have no idea what happened elsewhere. Of course, I never listened to the whole thing, so I'll have to take your word for it. :wink:
ah ok, well I was a bit more curious what it was all about. There has been a secret love contract and Sibilla will die after giving birth to a dead child :( quite tragic really...

Sonia

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