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Sea Poems: An Idiosyncratic Selection

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Various


Seventeen poems about the sea or in which the sea plays an important role. - Summary by david wales

A Picture Book Of Merry Tales

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Anonymous


Forty European folk tales. Caveats: 1. Some of these stories are not suitable for young children. 2. In two stories (10 and 25) appear the n…

Pep: The Story Of A Brave Dog

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Clarence Hawkes


This 1922 adventure story for youth and dog lovers will delight anyone with just a little suspension of disbelief. Sentimental and anthropom…

Phillips Brooks

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Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe


Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893) was one of the finest and most famous clergyman in the nineteenth century; he was acknowledged as a masterful …

Around The Yule Log

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Willis Boyd Allen


Eleven yule-tide stories by a popular writer of the late 19th – early 20th centuries. - (Summary by david wales)

A Versailles Christmas-Tide

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Mary Stuart Boyd


The Boy has fallen ill with scarlet fever while at school in France. His parents rush to his side. A touching memoir. - Summary by david w…

Benjamin Britten: Source Stories of Twelve Operas

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Various


Britten's operas are firmly established in the international repertoire: according to Operabase, they are performed worldwide more than thos…

Trivia (1917) And More Trivia (1921)

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Logan Pearsall Smith


Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946) was an American-born British essayist who was known for his epigrams and aphorisms, often humorous. This re…

The Hurricane Hunters

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Ivan Ray Tannehill


This 1955 book by an acknowledged authority is an absorbing account of meteorology before the advent of weather satellites. “This is the li…

Joseph Haydn; Servant And Master

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Herbert Francis Peyser


Haydn, barring a few hardships in his youth, lived an extraordinarily fortunate life and had abundant reason for the optimism which marked e…

Short Stories Of William Henry Harrison Murray

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William Henry Harrison Murray


Murray (1840-1904) was a sometime clergyman, journalist, and purveyor of the outdoor life. His books did much to popularize the virtues of …

H.M.S. Pinafore; Or, The Lass That Loved A Sailor

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W. S. Gilbert


In this recording, one person reads the entire play, all parts, including the stage directions. Even without the support of Arthur Sullivan…

A Christmas Miscellany 2017

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Various


A selection of short works about Christmas. (Summary by david wales)

The Best Church Hymns

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Louis Fitzgerald Benson


This 1898 book is the result of a survey of 107 hymn-books. The thirty-two hymns are ranked in order of popularity. The texts in this reco…

Recollections of Oscar Wilde

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Franz Blei


This 1906 collection of memories of Oscar Wilde is by friends. Wilde said that his genius was his life; only his talent was in his works. (S…

Idle Hours In A Library

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William Henry Hudson


“[these essays on Shakespeare, Pepys, Restoration novels, and bohemianism]—the results of many hours of quiet but rather aimless browsing am…

Travel Stories Retold From St. Nicholas

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Various


St. Nicholas was a popular magazine aimed at young folks in the late nineteenth – early twentieth century. Its articles were usually well-w…

Sister Dolorosa

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James Lane Allen


A Carmelite convent in Kentucky in the nineteenth century. A beautiful immature nun. A handsome immature visitor. A chance meeting. Whither?…

Walking-Stick Papers

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Robert Cortes Holliday


Robert Cortes Holliday (1880 – 1947) was an American writer and literary editor. Writer and friend, Christopher Morley, wrote of Holliday…

A Christmas Miscellany

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Various


A selection of eight short works, chapters, or poems about Christmas. - Summary by david wales

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