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Post by ppcunningham » June 1st, 2013, 7:09 pm

The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835 - 1915) .

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It is the Christmas season once again and things are, well, boring for the adults at Penlyon Castle. "...if somehow or other I had a pack of children belonging to me, I would keep Christmas with the best — keep it as it ought to be kept." says Sir John. His good friend Mr. Danby has the perfect solution - to hire some children to spend Christmas! Thus, the arrival of Lassie, Laddie, and little Moppet - Christmas and Sir John may never be the same again. (Summary by ppcunningham)
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Post by aradlaw » June 1st, 2013, 7:20 pm

I can set this up for you Patti, back soon.
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Post by hallejk » June 1st, 2013, 7:23 pm

Pretty much looks like the best book ever, would you like a DPL?
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Post by ppcunningham » June 1st, 2013, 8:11 pm

Gee, that was fast!
Thanks, David.

I'd love a DPL, hallejk - thanks for offering.
I think it's the best book ever, too.
How can you go wrong with Christmas, a curmudgeon, a feisty best friend, and an adorable little girl?
Now if I can only get it done by the holidays....


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Post by ppcunningham » June 2nd, 2013, 6:38 pm

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/christmashirelings_03_braddon.mp3

28:20

chapter 3

I discovered this book when I signed up for the section on Mary Elizabeth Braddon in The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, vol 5. Along with an article on the author, the section included an excerpt of this book, which turned out to be most of chapter 3 - so I've started there, killing two birds with one stone, so to speak.

I will now go back to the beginning, and record the rest in chapter order. Feel free to delay PL until I catch up.

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Post by hallejk » June 3rd, 2013, 11:21 am

I think I will wait to start at chapter one, if you really don't mind :)
P.S. The tilde(~) is still in the title :)
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Post by aradlaw » June 6th, 2013, 3:56 pm

Oh, I'd better move us over to Going Solo, see you there. :D
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Post by ppcunningham » June 16th, 2013, 6:10 pm

Posted a section -
But never mind - decided to do it over....
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Post by hallejk » June 17th, 2013, 5:11 pm

The preface/prologue is PL OK! It was magical! I love love loved the story and the voice in the reading and just everything about it!

If you want to redo it no problem, I love it so much I'd be happy to listen again!
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Post by ppcunningham » June 18th, 2013, 10:46 am

Well then, I guess I'll leave it the way it is.

It was a lot of work - and I wasn't sure if I could maintain it over an entire book (especially Sir John's voice). But I sat and read the rest of the book this morning, and it's mostly narrative, so I feel a little better about the whole thing.

Thanks for listening -

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Post by ppcunningham » August 3rd, 2013, 3:00 pm

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Post by hallejk » August 3rd, 2013, 6:32 pm

Yeah! I've been waiting! PL tonight!
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Post by ppcunningham » August 4th, 2013, 12:06 pm

i re-edited chapter 1 - it was too slow in bits.
It is uploaded now.
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Post by ppcunningham » August 11th, 2013, 7:13 pm

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Post by hallejk » September 7th, 2013, 11:37 am

Oh man! I am so sorry! Totally forgot about this little book. But now I remember how much I love it! Chapters 1-3 are PL OK.
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