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In Brief Authority

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Download 02 - Chapter II. Rushing to Conclusions audio
Download 03 - Chapter III. Fine Feathers audio
Download 04 - Chapter IV. Crowned Heads audio
Download 05 - Chapter V. Dignity under Difficulties audio
Download 06 - Chapter VI. Cares of State audio
Download 07 - Chapter VII. A Game they did not understand audio
Download 08 - Chapter VIII. "A Steed that knows his Rider" audio
Download 09 - Chapter IX. The Pleasures of the Table audio
Download 10 - Chapter X. The Blonde Beast audio
Download 11 - Chapter XI. A Way Out audio
Download 12 - Chapter XII. Unwelcome Announcements audio
Download 13 - Chapter XIII. What the Pigeon Said audio
Download 14 - Chapter XIV. Bag and Baggage audio
Download 15 - Chapter XV. "Riven with Vain Endeavour" audio
Download 16 - Chapter XVI. "A Cloud that's Dragonish" audio
Download 17 - Chapter XVII. The Reward of Valour audio
Download 18 - Chapter XVIII. A Previous Engagement audio
Download 19 - Chapter XIX. Servants of the Queen audio
Download 20 - Chapter XX. At the End of her Tether audio
Download 21 - Chapter XXI. "Whose Lights are fled, whose Garlands dead" audio
Download 22 - Chapter XXII. Squaring Accounts audio
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Satiric comedy from 1915 about a nouveau riche British family and their nanny who get whisked off to Maerchenland ('the land of Fairy Tales') one evening in a car drawn by storks. The matron of the family, a thorough snob, is crowned Queen of the country by mistake. She is quick to accept her new position and is determined to introduce British social niceties in her realm. And this really is the land of Fairy Tales, with gnomes, giants, a dragon, magic, a fairy godmother and more. Trouble quickly starts to brew as the royal couple and their son introduce things like capitalism and golf. When gradually a few people find out who should actually have been the new ruler, things get more and more complicated. A bit of romance is thrown into this mixture as well. You'll have to listen to find out whether everyone lives happily ever after.
In the preface and epilogue, the author won't let his audience forget the troubled times in the real world, in the heat of World War I. (Summary by Anna Simon)

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