The Heart of Philura

Florence Morse KINGSLEY (1859 - 1937)

(Once again Mrs Kingsley does not shy away from the highs and lows of life in the quickly changing world of the 1900s…the ageing women working to support themselves or their families, in jobs that will soon disappear...the washerwoman, butter-woman and the little dressmaker….the contrast between the socialite of Boston and the drudge in the kitchen….the old farmers and the independent, college-educated young people…and, with an acceptance of the realities of life we might think of as “modern”, the impact of an illegitimate child on the lives of its mother and her whole family. In her new role as the ministers wife, Miss Philura’s independent (dare one say rebellious?) spirit continues to blossom, while deep in her heart there is a secret longing waiting to be realised….The arrival of a mysterious new family in the village will have unexpected consequences for the lives of several people in Innesfield; fortunately the heart of Philura is big enough and brave enough to embrace it all Anne F )

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Hidden Picture annie70
00:22:45
Play 02 Apriling annie70
00:13:33
Play 03 Transfiguration annie70
00:11:43
Play 04 'A Spot Where Spirits Blend' annie70
00:19:11
Play 05 The Closed Door annie70
00:16:34
Play 06 The Hill Family annie70
00:20:11
Play 07 Malvina Bennettt, dressmaker annie70
00:17:12
Play 08 The Ornes annie70
00:12:42
Play 09 The Door Ajar annie70
00:11:07
Play 10 A Night of Rain and The Morning After annie70
00:17:06
Play 11 A Little Journey In The World annie70
00:25:29
Play 12 Millstones and Opportunities annie70
00:21:00
Play 13 Not At Home To Visitors annie70
00:16:22
Play 14 Molly Drives The Cow annie70
00:11:42
Play 15 On The Old Road annie70
00:11:12
Play 16 Malvina Bennett Points a Moral annie70
00:24:30
Play 17 Where is Sylvia annie70
00:22:02
Play 18 On Wings of Morning annie70
00:09:58
Play 19 Grandma Orne Speaks Her Mind annie70
00:20:08
Play 20 At The Parsonage annie70
00:30:38
Play 21 The COnfession annie70
00:16:21
Play 22 A Rainy Dawn annie70
00:05:02
Play 23 Playing Mother annie70
00:22:04
Play 24 Sylvia's Child annie70
00:28:20
Play 25 "Unto Us A Son Is Born" annie70
00:11:15
Play 26 The Parish Hears The News annie70
00:28:39
Play 27 The Ladies Aid annie70
00:14:25
Play 28 Miss Philura's Baby annie70
00:26:37
Play 29 The Lord Gave annie70
00:13:57
Play 30 Milly annie70
00:11:26