Doctors and patients; Ireland and Korea

It’s time to kick-off another week of fabulous story-telling in Voice, brought to Second Life by the staff of the Seanchai Library SL. This week features the usual tea-time date at Baker Street, and special presentations in the run-up to St. Patrick’s Day.

As always, all times SLT, and unless otherwise stated, events will be held on the Seanchai Library’s home on Imagination Island.

Sunday 10th March

13:30: Tea-time at Baker Street – The Adventure of the Resident Patient

Doctor Percy Trevelyan was a brilliant student, but being poor, had never been able to establish himself in a private practice. Then one Mr. Blessington approaches him with an unusual proposition: he will set Trevelyan up with his own practice at a prestigious address, and pay all his expenses. In return, he will require three-quarters of all earnings from the practice – which would still leave the good doctor in a relatively comfortable position, prompting him to accept the offer. Entering into the arrangement, Trevelyn discovers Blessington himself is infirm, and the arrangement means he has a doctor always on hand.

Everything goes well to start with; then Blessington reads about a burglary somewhere in the city and becomes deeply agitated. Things get worse when an Russian nobleman attends Trevelyn’s practice, along with his son, apparently to seek help with his condition – only for both to vanish while Trevelyan is distracted, and for Blessington to later report that someone has been in his private chambers, something which leaves him even more upset, even though nothing has apparently ben taken …

Join Caledonia Skytower she brings to life another fascinating case from The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes!

18:00: Magicland Storytime

Join Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park for more tales and fun.

Monday 11th March, 19:00 – The Quiet Man

quiet-manReleased in 1952, John Ford’s The Quiet Man is regarded as a classic Irish-American romantic comedy / drama. Starring John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara (and assorted members of their RL families!) and Barry Fitzgerald, it is a popular choice among critics and film-lovers.

The screenplay for the film was drawn in a large part from a short story of the same name originally published in 1933 in the Saturday Evening Post, and penned by Irish author, Maurice Welsh. Together with a number of other short stories by Walsh, The Quiet Man was gathered into a single volume of his short stories, The Quiet Man and Other Stories, which dealt with many recurring characters living in rural Ireland of the 1920s, and set against the backdrop of the civil unrest which affected the country at that time, while examining the complexities and occasional intrigues of life, love and Irish traditions.

Join Caledonia Skytower as she reads Walsh’s original tale of The Quiet Man, Paddy Bawn Enright.

Tuesday 12th March, 19:00: Island Tales

With Kaikalani (“Lani”) – see the Seanchai Library SL’s blog for updates on this event.

Wednesday 13th March, 19:00: The Seesaw Girl (part 2)

seesawLinda Sue Park’s first novel tells the story of Jade Blossom, a young girl in 17th Century Korea, can never go beyond her family’s inner court. All girls from good Korean families must learn to sew, do laundry, and work in the kitchen. This prepares them for their future lives in their husbands’ inner court.

But Jade has other interests. She longs to take trips to the mountains and the marketplace. If only she could read and paint, but these are things only boys can do. Jade won’t stop thinking about the world beyond the high walls of her home. Then one day she secretly sets off to do what no other girl her age has ever done before

Gina Pralou-Maven reads the first part of this new Seanchai serialisation of a popular story.

Thursday 14th March, 19:00: St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Earth Folk

With Shandon Loring – see the Seanchai Library SL’s blog for updates on this event.

Please check with the Seanchai Library SL’s blog for updates and additions to the week’s schedule.

In March and April Seanchai are inviting library guests to join them in supporting their featured real world charity Project Children! Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

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2 thoughts on “Doctors and patients; Ireland and Korea

  1. I shall look these stories out for my ebook reader. The Second Life option just doesn’t seem worth the hassles.

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