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Post by Peter Why » September 23rd, 2021, 12:25 pm

The Rookeries of London, by Thomas Beames (1815 - 1864)
(This is from "The Circumlocution Office - I'll add my own summary later.) Rev. Thomas Beames (1815 – 1864) was a Preacher and Assistant of St. James, Westminster in London. After witnessing first-hand some of the extreme poverty within Victorian society he compiled his own eye-witness accounts of the most notorious of the slum areas, known as rookeries. He published these observations in the book The Rookeries of London.
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_Rookeries_of_London.html?id=35hUAAAAcAAJ&redir_esc=y

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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction; *Non-fiction/History/Modern (19th C)

Keywords that describe the book: poverty, housing, Victorian, slums (more to be added later)

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Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

For the first section, say:
"Section # of The Rookeries of London. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "The Rookeries of London, by Thomas Beames. Section Title."
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"End of section #."
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Filename: rookeriesoflondon_##_beames_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. rookeriesoflondon_01_beames_128kb.mp3)

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Post by Peter Why » September 23rd, 2021, 12:29 pm

The free copy on google is the only source that I've found. I hope it's acceptable. I can supply a copy of the pdf for the proof listener.

I'll be including the notes, which are given in an appendix, at the appropriate places in the recording. I'll warn the PLer when I do this.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » September 23rd, 2021, 3:06 pm

Hi Peter.

The google books source is fine, I am able to open it and read it online in the U.S., but here's another to consider if whoever PLs this for you can't open the google books link.

https://www.victorianlondon.org/publications5/rookeries.htm
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Post by Peter Why » September 23rd, 2021, 10:06 pm

Thanks, Jo. Which do you think would be better as a source link in our final display? Though it's possible that DP will pick the book up, and we'll find it on Gutenberg by the time I'm done.

I've started on the first chapter.
Peter
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » September 23rd, 2021, 10:48 pm

I've set this up for you, Peter. As for which text link to use in the catalog, let me think about it. :)
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Post by Peter Why » September 23rd, 2021, 10:57 pm

Thank you, Jo.
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Post by Peter Why » September 25th, 2021, 3:00 am

Section 1 has been uploaded
It comprises the Preface & Section 1
It includes the Note from PDF page 260, referring to a paragraph on PDF p20, inserted into the recording at 09.27 (I'm using the Google PDF)

Section 2 starts on PDF page 26

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Post by Dulcamara » September 27th, 2021, 10:47 am

Hello, Peter. I was wondering whether you still need a DPL. I'd be interested.

Thank you.

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Post by Peter Why » September 27th, 2021, 11:42 am

I'd be happy for you to take it on, Jasna.

Thanks,
Peter
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Post by Peter Why » September 27th, 2021, 2:10 pm

Jasna, in case you moved more quickly than I expected, I uploaded section 2, but have now removed the link, as I realised that I had forgotten to add the notes from the appendix of the book. I'll re-upload within the next day.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » September 27th, 2021, 3:23 pm

DPL added. :)
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Post by Peter Why » September 27th, 2021, 3:42 pm

Thanks, Jo.
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Post by Dulcamara » September 27th, 2021, 4:16 pm

Peter, Jo, that's lovely.

Thank you very much!

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Post by Dulcamara » September 27th, 2021, 5:26 pm

Hello, Peter,

There's just one PL note on Section 1:

~12:39 (a repeat) "...ere, in a word, the Anglo-Saxon name, the Anglo-Saxon name, language, and strong old manly..." Other than that, everything's perfect.

Jasna

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Post by Peter Why » September 28th, 2021, 12:16 am

Section 1 edited and re-uploaded.
Thanks, Jasna,

Peter
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