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Post by miss stav » March 13th, 2020, 2:37 am

The History Of Sir Richard Calmady by Lucas Malet (1852 - 1931).

Lucas Malet is the pen name of Mary Kingsley, daughter of Charles Kingsley, well known Victorian author. After separating from her husband, she became a successful novelist. In her time, she eclipsed Henry James and Thomas Hardy. Her novels rivaled that of Rudyard Kipling. The Calmady is an ancient and wealthy family. But disability crosses classes and genders, and does not skip Richard, the heir. At the beginning he is considered a clown, and the book follows his development into an integrated member of society.

It is a twist on the picaresque novels, where characters made outside journeys in order to feel fulfilled. It topped the best sellers list of Publisher's Weekly. Reviews were rave. It was considered "the best novel of the season". The readers would decide if it is true. - Summary by Stav Nisser.
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Post by Rapunzelina » March 15th, 2020, 9:09 am

Hello, Stav! Let me MC this project! It seems a long book, but your summary is very intriguing!

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Post by miss stav » March 15th, 2020, 5:09 pm

I am glad to see you here too. I arranged the mw. It is singular that for the last chapter I provided the wordcount and not the page number but I could not find it and wanted an accurate length.
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Post by Rapunzelina » March 15th, 2020, 5:29 pm

It looks great! I'll move us to readers wanted.

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Post by anneflebari » March 18th, 2020, 1:23 pm

May I claim chapters 2, 5,6,9,and 10 of book one please? Cheers, Anne

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Post by miss stav » March 18th, 2020, 5:47 pm

Sure. Have fun.
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Post by anneflebari » March 18th, 2020, 11:21 pm

Hi team, as the chapter titles are quite long, can we use the short intro for all but the first chapter? Anne

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Post by miss stav » March 18th, 2020, 11:54 pm

Hi Anne,
interesting point. I suggest the following:
"book x, chapter x, of The Hisrory Of Sir Richard Lalmady. This is a librivox recording... Book x (title), chapter x, (title". X goes for number. What do you think?
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Post by Rapunzelina » March 18th, 2020, 11:59 pm

Please don't change this part though: "This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org". It needs to be included in whole in a group book project. Thank you!

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 19th, 2020, 12:06 am

I like Stav's suggestion to include Book and chapter numbers so I've added that in the first post.

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Post by anneflebari » March 19th, 2020, 3:10 pm

miss stav wrote:
March 18th, 2020, 11:54 pm
Hi Anne,
interesting point. I suggest the following:
"book x, chapter x, of The Hisrory Of Sir Richard Lalmady. This is a librivox recording... Book x (title), chapter x, (title". X goes for number. What do you think?
Stav.
Thank you...and advice please as I've not heard this name said before..how to pronounce 'Malet'?

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Post by miss stav » March 19th, 2020, 3:11 pm

I think ma-let (with a long A and short E).
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Post by anneflebari » March 19th, 2020, 3:48 pm

miss stav wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 3:11 pm
I think ma-let (with a long A and short E).
So 'Mallet' as in the hammer...glad I checked, I was thinking she may have gone with the zFrench sounding 'malay' ! Thanks, Anne

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Post by miss stav » March 19th, 2020, 4:59 pm

It was only a guess. You can go with the second possibility, it is just as well.
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Post by anneflebari » March 21st, 2020, 2:54 pm

Thank you, I see there is no DPL as yet, so do I wait before uploading any files? Also I thought we no longer added any ID3 tags?, don't want to mess it up and make extra work for cataloguers! This story is certainly a change of pace from my other current project, which consists of strolling with a genteel lady through the changes of seasons in her little village!! cheers, Anne

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