OPEN [DR] Railway Children, E. Nesbit - dlo

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Elizabby
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Post by Elizabby » October 6th, 2018, 11:04 pm

The Railway Children by E. Nesbit (1858 - 1924) (version 3).

Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are suddenly yanked out of their comfortable lives and removed to live in the country with only their mother and to "play at being poor". Will they ever again be allowed to have bread with butter AND jam? Why does mother spend all day frantically writing in her room? And what has happened to their father? <br><br>

The Railway Children is one of Edith Nesbit's best-loved books. It has been made into five films and a musical. The story of three children making friends with everyone around them and doing their best to do good and to be good (but not always succeeding) contains no magic, but the warmth of Nesbit's storytelling permeates the book. (May be amended before cataloguing) ( Beth Thomas and Wikipedia)
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Last edited by Elizabby on November 12th, 2018, 5:01 am, edited 4 times in total.
Dram Read: The Railway Children
Play: The Gondoliers An Ideal Husband
Books: K. - a mystery, Helps to Holiness
by SL Brengle of the Salvation Army

FULL: Wishing Horse W&D Mikado Dr Dolittle Brown Book

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Post by Peter Why » October 7th, 2018, 2:43 am

I'd like to read the narrator, if I may, Beth.

Peter
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Post by mightyfelix » October 7th, 2018, 5:29 am

Editor checking in!

I may or may not read for this one. I'll let some other claims come in first, at least. I have a little more recording on my plate at the moment than I'm quite comfortable with.

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Post by Elizabby » October 7th, 2018, 6:08 am

Peter Why wrote:
October 7th, 2018, 2:43 am
I'd like to read the narrator, if I may, Beth.

Peter
Oh dear! I'm sorry for the confusion - I offered the role of narrator to you first, but when you said you were too busy I opened it up to other people. According to the rules, I'm supposed to have a narrator for my book before launching it - so that's the one role that is pre-cast!

Can I interest you in a character role instead? The "Old Gentleman" or "Father" might suit you, though both are small roles. If you wanted something bigger I've also got "Perks" the railway man. I'd rather have a female voice for "Peter", as he is supposed to be a young boy.
Dram Read: The Railway Children
Play: The Gondoliers An Ideal Husband
Books: K. - a mystery, Helps to Holiness
by SL Brengle of the Salvation Army

FULL: Wishing Horse W&D Mikado Dr Dolittle Brown Book

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Post by Peter Why » October 7th, 2018, 8:32 am

Beth,
I'm sorry that I caused a problem like this. I do remember saying that I'd exhausted my narration after reading The Amulet story, but I'm relaxed again now. Linny has kindly offered to let me narrate The Railway Children, instead of her doing it ... though I'm happy to go for the signalman if you'd prefer to stick to your promise to her. It's no worry either way.

Peter
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Post by Elizabby » October 7th, 2018, 1:20 pm

Thanks folks, Linny has kindly offered the narration back to Peter, first post updated!
Dram Read: The Railway Children
Play: The Gondoliers An Ideal Husband
Books: K. - a mystery, Helps to Holiness
by SL Brengle of the Salvation Army

FULL: Wishing Horse W&D Mikado Dr Dolittle Brown Book

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Post by dlolso21 » October 7th, 2018, 5:06 pm

Beth,

I can MC this for you.

MW is set up.

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Post by HannahMary » October 7th, 2018, 7:20 pm

I'd love to read Roberta/Bobbie!
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Post by Elizabby » October 7th, 2018, 9:23 pm

Thanks David, I'm just off to swimming - I'll fill out the MW when I get back tonight.

Thanks HannahMary - yours is the first character claim! I'll put it in when I set up the MW.
Dram Read: The Railway Children
Play: The Gondoliers An Ideal Husband
Books: K. - a mystery, Helps to Holiness
by SL Brengle of the Salvation Army

FULL: Wishing Horse W&D Mikado Dr Dolittle Brown Book

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Post by ccfpcl » October 8th, 2018, 11:14 am

Hello Beth,

May I read the Doctor please?

Best Regards, Chris.

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Post by Elizabby » October 8th, 2018, 1:03 pm

Thanks Chris! The Doctor is in the house!
Dram Read: The Railway Children
Play: The Gondoliers An Ideal Husband
Books: K. - a mystery, Helps to Holiness
by SL Brengle of the Salvation Army

FULL: Wishing Horse W&D Mikado Dr Dolittle Brown Book

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Post by Elizabby » October 8th, 2018, 1:05 pm

David, I've changed the way I do the MW, so I won't be needing all those sections after 61 after all.
Dram Read: The Railway Children
Play: The Gondoliers An Ideal Husband
Books: K. - a mystery, Helps to Holiness
by SL Brengle of the Salvation Army

FULL: Wishing Horse W&D Mikado Dr Dolittle Brown Book

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Post by dlolso21 » October 8th, 2018, 1:43 pm

Extra sections deleted. I will clean up anything else not needed before cataloging.

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Post by Elizabby » October 8th, 2018, 2:01 pm

Thanks, that's perfect! Makes the MW easier to manage when it isn't so long!
Dram Read: The Railway Children
Play: The Gondoliers An Ideal Husband
Books: K. - a mystery, Helps to Holiness
by SL Brengle of the Salvation Army

FULL: Wishing Horse W&D Mikado Dr Dolittle Brown Book


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