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Irene Iddesleigh

Amanda McKittrick Ros

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Genres:

Romance

Description:

Amanda McKittrick Ros, a Northern Irish writer, did for the novel what William McGonagall did for poetry and Florence Foster Jenkins for the coloratura voice. She published a number of novels (all at her own expense) and in addition to being a novelist was a poet, her best known being Visiting Westminster Abbey which begins: Holy Moses! Take a look! Flesh decayed in every nook! Some rare bits of brain lie here, Mortal loads of beef and beer. The best account of her life available on the web is probably http://oddbooks.co.uk/amanda/life.html. C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and The Inklings were admirers and held competitions to see who could read her work for the longest time whist keeping a straight face. Sadly, all her books are now out of print but command high prices on the rare books market. Irene Iddesleigh, her first book, is a romantic novel, telling the common story of an unhappy, doomed marriage. The prose style however is unique. (Summary by AJM)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

3h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:32