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Post by miss stav » August 21st, 2015, 5:08 am

Dead Men's Shoes by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835 - 1915).

Complete and cataloged. All Audio files can be found at https://librivox.org/dead-mens-shoes-by-mary-elizabeth-braddon/
Sybil, a gentlewoman who has to work for a living, finally finds employment as her rich uncle's house keeper. Nothing could be better: she would finally have an easy job in which she is treated well, and inherit her uncle's money after his death. But then she falls in love with the wrong man. When her uncle is poisoned, suspicion falls upon her. How would she be able to clear her name? What really happened to her uncle? This is a first rate murder mystery, for fans of Wilkie Collins. Yet it is also a story about love: family love, romantic love, and the love we bear for our community. - Summary by Stav Nisser.
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://archive.org/details/deadmensshoesnov00brad
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      BC Admin ===========================================
      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: I0VZhqbv
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Mary Elizabeth Braddon) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mary_elizabeth_braddon
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): nun.
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 54
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1876
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      Genres for the project: Crime & Mystery Fiction; Family Life; Romance; Suspense, Espionage, Political & Thrillers; Sagas

      Keywords that describe the book: love story, boarding school, social novel, murder mystery, family life, femenist fiction, ditective fiction, who done it

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Post by miss stav » August 21st, 2015, 5:10 am

WIth Eleanor's victory turned into a solo, there is room for another exciting novel by the same author. This one is different, a mystery. But also a sharp romance about life for a poor victorian gentelwoman who has very few choices as far as respectable jobs go. This is a lovely book, remenisant of books by Willkie Collins, Anthony Trollope and the Bronte sisters. It even uses the tecneec of a private diary, like many well known novels of it's time. I started it, and could not stop. This would be a lovely project.
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Post by ToddHW » August 25th, 2015, 4:31 pm

I can set this up.

EDIT: Ready to go. Are you going to DPL?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by miss stav » August 25th, 2015, 7:59 pm

How wonderful to work with you again. Thank you, Tod. Unfortunately, I'll be away for two days. Will take care of this tomorrow evening.
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Post by gailtv » August 28th, 2015, 8:41 pm

Hi -

Do you need a DPL (not clear from the thread....)?

If so, I'll take it on.

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Post by miss stav » August 28th, 2015, 11:48 pm

Hay,
yes, we need a dpl. Welcome aboard. Have fun,
Stav.
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Post by wib66 » August 29th, 2015, 1:40 am

Hi I would love to read a couple of sections in this. Can I take 1 and 54 please.

Let me know if you need any help at all.

Regards
Michele

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Post by miss stav » August 29th, 2015, 1:43 am

Hi Michelle,
of course. 1 and 54 are all yours. Have fun.
Stav.
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Post by ToddHW » August 29th, 2015, 6:39 am

Love the chapter titles - I feel like I have actually read the book now, or at least know what is going to happen. For example, when a chapter is called "Making Ready for Victory" - but it is only chapter 14 of 54 - then you just know it is not going to go smoothly....

Oh, and by the way, there is actually an Epilog. (Michele, do you want it to go with your selection of what you thought was the end chapter 54?)

Thanks, Todd

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Post by miss stav » August 29th, 2015, 6:47 am

Thank you, Tod.
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Post by wib66 » August 29th, 2015, 6:58 am

ToddHW wrote:Love the chapter titles - I feel like I have actually read the book now, or at least know what is going to happen. For example, when a chapter is called "Making Ready for Victory" - but it is only chapter 14 of 54 - then you just know it is not going to go smoothly....

Oh, and by the way, there is actually an Epilog. (Michele, do you want it to go with your selection of what you thought was the end chapter 54?)

Thanks, Todd
I am quite happy to add the Epilogue as well if that's ok thanks
Michele

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Post by miss stav » August 29th, 2015, 7:58 am

That is great. Have fun.
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Post by gailtv » August 29th, 2015, 1:36 pm

miss stav wrote:Hay,
yes, we need a dpl. Welcome aboard. Have fun,
Stav.
Great.

I'm looking forward to it.

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Post by chocmuse » September 2nd, 2015, 4:07 am

Hi Stav! Could I please have sections 4 and 5? (Diary entries are such fun!)

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Post by miss stav » September 2nd, 2015, 10:58 am

Of course you may. I think you will enjoy every minute.
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