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Post by LCaulkins » November 25th, 2019, 9:58 am

Royal Romances of Today by Kellogg Durland (1881 - 1911).

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"In the year 1907, the Woman’s Home Companion commissioned me to go to Russia to write the story of the early days, courtship and marriage of her whom the world knows to-day as the 'Tsaritsa,' The following year, the same periodical sent me to Italy to write a similar account of the life of Queen Elena; and in 1910 I was once more sent abroad, this time to Spain, to learn all about Queen Victoria Eugenie....'Your task is difficult,'remarked a friend to whom I had just explained that I was writing the lives of the Empress of Russia, the Queen of Spain, and the Queen of Italy. 'Your task is difficult, because these are three good Queens, and good Queens, like all good women, have no history.' Now that I have told the stories of these three good Queens, I wonder if my friend will not grant that they have been worth the telling?" (from the Foreword)
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      Keywords that describe the book: history, relationships, romance, Spain, Italy, Russia, Royalty, royal, alexandra, queen elena, queen victoria eugenie

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Post by KevinS » November 25th, 2019, 10:13 am

I think I'd enjoy reading all of part two, if you would allow it.
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Post by LCaulkins » November 25th, 2019, 10:32 am

KevinS wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 10:13 am
I think I'd enjoy reading all of part two, if you would allow it.
:lol: (I am laughing, because I found this book while taking a break from PL'ing your Afghan chapter. -- funny coincidence)

oooookay - you can take Alexandra. :) I was waffling between her and Victoria Eugenie, for reading myself. So I'll take Spain.

In light of two whole sections being claimed, it would be fantastic if someone comes along to read the whole section for Elena of Italy!
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Post by LCaulkins » November 25th, 2019, 10:50 am

For an MC:

I will DPL Parts 2 and 3 of this project. (As I'll be reading Part 1, I will advertise for a PL for those sections later on.)
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Post by dii » November 26th, 2019, 3:39 pm

Hi!

I can MC this for you, will be back with the MW soon :)

To be honest, I am even tempted to take on part 3... :hmm: But I'm usually not very quick with recording and I don't want to keep you waiting :wink:

Off to prepare the MW!

Edit: MW is up now!
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Post by KevinS » November 26th, 2019, 4:21 pm

dii wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Hi!

I can MC this for you, will be back with the MW soon :)

To be honest, I am even tempted to take on part 3... :hmm: But I'm usually not very quick with recording and I don't want to keep you waiting :wink:

Off to prepare the MW!

Edit: MW is up now!
How can you hold yourself back? It is a charming biography of a gracious, caring queen. Can you not be tempted?
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Post by LCaulkins » November 26th, 2019, 4:35 pm

dii wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Hi!

I can MC this for you, will be back with the MW soon :)

To be honest, I am even tempted to take on part 3... :hmm: But I'm usually not very quick with recording and I don't want to keep you waiting :wink:

Off to prepare the MW!

Edit: MW is up now!
Thanks, Diana!!

Hey, we would LOVE to have you as our third! I know my part is going to take at least 3 months to do. I don't mind it taking however long you need. It's *your* MC spot. :)
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Post by KevinS » November 26th, 2019, 4:40 pm

Section 13 (I hope I've numbered this correctly. It can always be changed.)

https://librivox.org/uploads/dii/royalromances_13_durland_128kb.mp3

10:14

Section 14

https://librivox.org/uploads/dii/royalromances_14_durland_128kb.mp3

14:55
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Post by LCaulkins » November 26th, 2019, 5:30 pm

I just finished the MW - do the sections number the way you anticipated?

I can't believe how short almost all the chapters are! Nice. :)
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Post by KevinS » November 26th, 2019, 6:04 pm

LCaulkins wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 5:30 pm
I just finished the MW - do the sections number the way you anticipated?

I can't believe how short almost all the chapters are! Nice. :)
Looks great!

I know we don't have a DPL yet, unless you really mean to listen to Parts 2 and 3. I'll be happy to listen to your Part 1.
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Post by LCaulkins » November 26th, 2019, 6:16 pm

KevinS wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 6:04 pm
LCaulkins wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 5:30 pm
I just finished the MW - do the sections number the way you anticipated?

I can't believe how short almost all the chapters are! Nice. :)
Looks great!

I know we don't have a DPL yet, unless you really mean to listen to Parts 2 and 3. I'll be happy to listen to your Part 1.
That would be awesome if you can PL for mine. Yep, I do really want to listen to the other parts. Not an ownership thing, but an, "Ooo, I love this book," thing. :)
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Post by KevinS » November 26th, 2019, 7:13 pm

Drop and roll!

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Post by dii » November 27th, 2019, 10:25 am

OK, OK, I'll take part 3... :roll: :mrgreen: Then if I'm too slow, I'll just drop back some sections in the pool.

Moving us to Readers Found! :wink:
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Post by LCaulkins » November 27th, 2019, 10:45 am

dii wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 10:25 am
OK, OK, I'll take part 3... :roll: :mrgreen: Then if I'm too slow, I'll just drop back some sections in the pool.

Moving us to Readers Found! :wink:
I'm so glad :) They're nice, short chapters, too.
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Post by KevinS » November 27th, 2019, 11:29 am

dii wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 10:25 am
OK, OK, I'll take part 3... :roll: :mrgreen: Then if I'm too slow, I'll just drop back some sections in the pool.

Moving us to Readers Found! :wink:
What a trio! I feel honored to be part of it!
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