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R. M. Ballantyne

In this book, Ballantyne weaves the story of Phillip Mayland and his friend, George Aspel with an interesting portrayal of the British Post Office as it existed in the 19th century. In the words of R. M. Ballantyne himself: "This tale is founded chiefly on facts furnished by the Postmaster-General’s Annual Reports, and gathered, during personal intercourse and investigation, at the General Post-Office of London and its Branches.It is intended to illustrate—not by any means to exhaust—the subject of postal work, communication, and incident throughout the Kingdom.I have to render my grateful acknowledgments to Sir Arthur Blackwood; his private secretary, Charles Eden, Esquire; and those other officers of the various Departments who have most kindly afforded me every facility for investigation, and assisted me to much of the information used in the construction of the tale.If it does not greatly enlighten, I hope that it will at all events interest and amuse the reader."R.M. Ballantyne. - Summary by AlaynaMay

In this book, Ballantyne weaves the story of Phillip Mayland and his friend, George Aspel with an interesting portrayal of the British Post Office as it existed in the 19th century. In the words of R. M. Ballantyne himself: "This tale is founded chiefly on facts furnished by the Postmaster-General’s Annual Reports, and gathered, during personal intercourse and investigation, at the General Post-Office of London and its Branches.It is intended to illustrate—not by any means to exhaust—the subject of postal work, communication, and incident throughout the Kingdom.I have to render my grateful acknowledgments to Sir Arthur Blackwood; his private secretary, Charles Eden, Esquire; and those other officers of the various Departments who have most kindly afforded me every facility for investigation, and assisted me to much of the information used in the construction of the tale.If it does not greatly enlighten, I hope that it will at all events interest and amuse the reader."R.M. Ballantyne. - Summary by AlaynaMay
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In this book, Ballantyne weaves the story of Phillip Mayland and his friend, George Aspel with an interesting portrayal of the British Post Office as it existed in the 19th century. In the words of R. M. Ballantyne himself: "This tale is founded chiefly on facts furnished by the Postmaster-General’s Annual Reports, and gathered, during personal intercourse and investigation, at the General Post-Office of London and its Branches.It is intended to illustrate—not by any means to exhaust—the subject of postal work, communication, and incident throughout the Kingdom.I have to render my grateful acknowledgments to Sir Arthur Blackwood; his private secretary, Charles Eden, Esquire; and those other officers of the various Departments who have most kindly afforded me every facility for investigation, and assisted me to much of the information used in the construction of the tale.If it does not greatly enlighten, I hope that it will at all events interest and amuse the reader."R.M. Ballantyne. - Summary by AlaynaMay

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

39:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:09