Complete The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing by Mary Webb - lt

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Post by NoelBadrian » May 17th, 2018, 8:00 am

The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing by Mary Webb (1881 - 1927).


All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-spring-of-joy-a-little-book-of-healing-by-mary-webb/

Mary Webb was a novelist and poet and two of her novels "Gone to Earth" and "Precious Bane" have been successfully adapted for film and television. She was passionate about nature and particularly the Shropshire countryside where she grew up and spent much of her life. At the age of 20, she was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease known as Graves' disease, a thyroid condition. She was often confined to her bed but came to believe that her love of and connection with nature helped in her healing.
"The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing" published in 1917 is a collection of essays which celebrate the natural world with poetic and descriptive brilliance. It was actually written some years earlier while she was recovering from her first bout of illness.
Her dedication for the book reads:
TO THE WEARY AND WOUNDED
IN THE BATTLE OF LIFE
THIS LITTLE BOOK IS LOVINGLY DEDICATED
( Noel Badrian)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/webb/spring/spring.html
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Mary Webb) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Webb
  • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
  • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 9
  • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
  • Original publication date (if known): 1917
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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Essays & Short Works

Keywords that describe the book: nature, countryside, health, natural world

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[*]The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
START of recording (Intro):
  • "Chapter [number] of The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • Say:
    "The Spring of Joy: by Mary Webb. [Chapter]"


For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
  • "Chapter [number] of The Spring of Joy: by Mary Webb. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • Only if applicable, say:
    "[Chapter title]"
END of recording:
  • At the end of the section, say:
    "End of [Chapter]"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
    "End of The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing, by Mary Webb. "

There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

[*]Example filename springofjoy_##_webb_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. springofjoy_01_webb_128kb.mp3)

[*]Example ID3 V2 tags
Artist: Mary Webb
Title: ## - [Section title]
Album: The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing


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Post by NoelBadrian » May 17th, 2018, 8:02 am

Hi, I shortened the filename and removed the subtitle except where I thought it necessary. I hope that was OK.
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Post by Annalisa56 » May 18th, 2018, 6:29 am

May I claim the book? It is just the type of book I love to read.
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Post by NoelBadrian » May 18th, 2018, 7:13 am

Hello AnnaLisa,
Thank you for your offer but I am hoping to read the book myself if I can attract a MC.
Of course I will also need a proof reader but I do not know if you would be interested in that task?
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Post by Lynnet » May 18th, 2018, 9:58 am

I will set this up for you.
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Post by Lynnet » May 18th, 2018, 10:05 am

Lynnet wrote:
May 18th, 2018, 9:58 am
I will set this up for you.
Edit: done. Let me know if you need anything else. The shortened file name looks fine.

Annalisa: did you want to DPL as Noel suggested? Alternatively, there is no reason you couldn't record your own version of the book. Although many readers like to be 'original', LV is happy offering listeners 'the choice of voice'.
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Post by NoelBadrian » May 18th, 2018, 12:55 pm

Hello Lynette,
Thank you for taking this on for me. I did not realise you had picked this up for me and have just posted another SOLO request which I hope to do in tandem.
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Post by NoelBadrian » May 21st, 2018, 9:30 am

Hi Lynnet,
Chapter 1 is uploaded and ready for PL so perhaps I should be looking for a DPL as we have had no response from AnnaLisa.
I forgot how to do that - do I add a "tilde" to the Heading in front of the "SOLO etc..?
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Post by Lynnet » May 21st, 2018, 11:29 am

NoelBadrian wrote:
May 21st, 2018, 9:30 am
Hi Lynnet,
Chapter 1 is uploaded and ready for PL so perhaps I should be looking for a DPL as we have had no response from AnnaLisa.
I forgot how to do that - do I add a "tilde" to the Heading in front of the "SOLO etc..?
Noel
Yes... but I can do that. I'll also put an ad in Listeners Wanted.
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Post by Lmnei » May 21st, 2018, 12:22 pm

Hi Lynne -

Happy to DPL for you!

Lynda

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Post by NoelBadrian » May 21st, 2018, 12:28 pm

Hi Lynnet,
Thank you so much.

And:

Lynda,
Thanks for joining us. I hope you enjoy this little book.
Noel
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Post by Lynnet » May 21st, 2018, 12:55 pm

Lynda added as DPL.
Moved to Going Solo.
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Post by Lmnei » May 21st, 2018, 1:10 pm

Hi Noel!

Section 1 is PL OK - you have a lovely smooth reading voice!

Pleasure to listen to :)

Lynda

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Post by NoelBadrian » May 25th, 2018, 5:19 pm

Thanks Lynda,
Section 2 is now ready for your attention.
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Post by Lmnei » May 26th, 2018, 6:12 am

Hi Noel!

Excellent reading of Section 2!

I loved listening to that section! It was so descriptive!

Lynda

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