Princess Mary's Gift Book


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

Genre(s): Anthologies

Language: English

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 A Holiday in Bed J. M. Barrie Etext Greg Giordano
00:14:14 en
Play 02 The Spy George A. Birmingham Etext Gabriel Glenn
00:17:36 en
Play 03 Charlie the Cox Hall Caine Etext Pam Castille
00:11:41 en
Play 04 Canada's Word Ralph Connor Etext Pam Castille
Play 05 Bimbashi Joyce Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Etext Lynne T
Play 06 The Ant-Lion Jean-Henri Fabre Etext Steve C
Play 07 An Angel of God Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler Etext Greg Giordano
00:18:46 en
Play 08 A Model Soldier Charles Garvice Etext Pam Castille
Play 09 The Land of Let's Pretend Lady Sybil Grant Etext Pam Castille
00:07:09 en
Play 10 Magepa the Buck H. Rider Haggard Etext Lynne T
Play 11 True Spartan Hearts Beatrice Harraden Etext Linda Jenner
Play 12 Big Steamers Rudyard Kipling Etext Kara Shallenberg
Play 13 A True Story From Camp Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram Etext Lynne T
00:04:14 en
Play 14 The Ebony Box A. E. W. Mason Etext Pam Castille
Play 15 A Spell for a Fairy Alfred Noyes Etext Pam Castille
Play 16 Out of the Jaws of Death: A Scarlet Pimpernel Story Baroness Emma Orczy Etext ToddHW
Play 17 What Can A Little Chap Do? William Arthur Dunkerley Etext Greg Giordano
00:02:27 en
Play 18 Altogether Different William Pett Ridge Etext Gabriel Glenn
00:14:44 en
Play 19 The Escape Annie Shepherd Swan Etext Gabriel Glenn
00:18:25 en
Play 20 Fleur-de-Lis Kate Douglas Wiggin Etext Pam Castille