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Princess Mary's Gift Book

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(3,714 Sterne; 7 Bewertungen)

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)

Chapters

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

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

Bewertungen

Something for all the family

(3 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

lovely stories very easy to listen to...