Princess Mary's Gift Book

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(4 stars; 10 reviews)

In 1914, Princess Mary, then 17 years of age, gave her name to this collection of short stories and essays from the most prominent authors of the time for the purpose of raising funds for the "Work For Women Fund". A few of the outstanding authors represented in this sparkling collection are J.M. Barrie with is essay on A Holiday in Bed; A. Conan Doyle; J.H. Fabre the naturalist with his well know description of The Ant-Lion; H. Ryder Haggard; Rudyard Kipling; Alfred Noyes ("A Spell for a Fairy"); Baroness Orczy (yes, that one); and Kate Douglas Wiggin. - Summary by Phil Chenevert (5 hr 21 min)


A Holiday in Bed 14:14 Read by Greg Giordano
The Spy 17:36 Read by Gabriel Glenn
Charlie the Cox 11:41 Read by Pam Castille
Canada's Word 2:10 Read by Pam Castille
Bimbashi Joyce 21:03 Read by Lynne T
The Ant-Lion 14:38 Read by Steve C
An Angel of God 18:46 Read by Greg Giordano
A Model Soldier 34:25 Read by Pam Castille
The Land of Let's Pretend 7:09 Read by Pam Castille
Magepa the Buck 33:27 Read by Lynne T
True Spartan Hearts 9:35 Read by Linda Jenner
Big Steamers 2:14 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
A True Story From Camp 4:14 Read by Lynne T
The Ebony Box 44:20 Read by Pam Castille
A Spell for a Fairy 5:27 Read by Pam Castille
Out of the Jaws of Death: A Scarlet Pimpernel Story 13:54 Read by ToddHW
What Can A Little Chap Do? 2:27 Read by Greg Giordano
Altogether Different 14:44 Read by Gabriel Glenn
The Escape 18:25 Read by Gabriel Glenn
Fleur-de-Lis 31:26 Read by Pam Castille


Something for all the family

(3 stars)

I wish I could have seen the original book; I'm sure it would have been lovely with all the illustrations. There's a great variety in the stories and poems in this volume. Little poems and stories for children as well as serious wartime tales for the adults. All the readers were pretty good, so many thanks to them.

(4 stars)

lovely stories very easy to listen to...