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An Idler In The Wilds

Read by Steve C

Tickner Edwardes

Although he was well known around the South Downs in West Sussex as 'The Bee-man of Burpham', Tickner Edwardes also had a great affinity f…

The Burston Rebellion

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Thomas George Higdon

The early 20th century in Great Britain saw a seismic shift in political awareness especially amongst the working classes. This led to a sig…

Three Years' Wanderings in the Northern Provinces of China

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Robert Fortune

An account by Scottish botanist of his journey to China to discover the secret of producing tea and securing plants for propagation outside…

Part 2. Chapter 2

In Omega: The Last Days of the World

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Camille Flammarion

Omega: The Last Days of the World is a science fiction novel published in 1894 by Camille Flammarion. On 25th century Earth, a comet made mo…

A Minister's Letter

In The Fortunes of Glencore

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Charles James Lever

Viscount Glencore has retreated to live alone with his son in Glencore castle after his wife deserted him claiming she did not love him. He …

Old Ships

In The Mystery of the 'Ocean Star' - A Collection of Maritime Sketches

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W. Clark Russell and William Clark Russell

This is a collection of short stories of mystery and romance, set at sea, in the times of the great sea voyages.

Travels by the Fireside - Read by SCC

In Travels by the Fireside

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H. W. Longfellow and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

LibriVox volunteers bring you 22 recordings of Travels by the Fireside by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This was the Fortnightly Poetry projec…

09 - Sub Sea

In The False Faces

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Louis Joseph Vance

This is the second book in the Lone Wolf series. Michael Lanyard had turned his back on his career as gentleman-thief and started a respecta…

Preparations for Wintering

In The Adventures of Captain Hatteras, Part 1: The English at the North Pole

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Jules Verne

The novel, set in 1861, describes adventures of British expedition led by Captain John Hatteras to the North Pole. Hatteras is convinced tha…

The Document

In The Mysteries of London Vol. I part 1

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George W. M. Reynolds

The Mysteries of London was a best-selling novel in mid-Victorian England. The first series was published in weekly instalments from 1844-4…

The British Empire

In Ontario Public School Geography

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This Ontario Public School textbook, published in 1922, contains some fascinating facts of a world which no longer exists. It seems politica…

Sir Francis Drake

In Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 1

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Charles F. Horne

Great Men and Famous Women is an 8-volume work by various authors containing “A series of pen and pencil sketches of the lives of more than …

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