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Over the Fireside with Silent Friends   By: (1879-1947)

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Over the Fireside with Silent Friends, written by Richard King, is an enlightening and captivating journey through the wonders of story and the power of silence. This book explores the profound impact of storytelling and its ability to bring people together and ignite the imagination.

From the very first page, King's eloquent writing style draws readers into a cozy world where tradition, folklore, and personal anecdotes blend seamlessly. He effortlessly weaves a tapestry of tales, showcasing the timeless nature of storytelling across cultures and generations. Each story found within this book has a unique charm and authenticity, leaving readers yearning for more.

What sets Over the Fireside with Silent Friends apart is King's emphasis on the role of silence in storytelling. He delves deep into the idea that silence has its own language, allowing the imagination to freely roam and make sense of the narratives presented. King emphasizes the transformative nature of silence when experiencing a powerful story, encouraging readers to embrace the silence as an essential part of the storytelling process.

Moreover, the author masterfully combines his own personal experiences with the stories he shares, giving readers a glimpse into his own life and the profound impact stories have had on him. By doing so, King creates a sense of connection with his audience, making this book not only a collection of tales but a personal journey filled with warmth and wisdom.

In addition to its literary qualities, Over the Fireside with Silent Friends is also beautifully designed. The book features stunning illustrations that bring each story to life, allowing readers to immerse themselves fully in the narrative. The combination of engaging storytelling and visually appealing artwork makes this book a true work of art.

For lovers of folklore, storytelling, and those seeking a deeper connection to themselves and others, Over the Fireside with Silent Friends is an absolute must-read. Its timeless tales and insightful musings on silence will inspire readers to embrace the power of storytelling in their own lives. Richard King has created a literary gem that will leave a lasting impression on anyone who has the pleasure of engaging with this book.

First Page:

OVER THE FIRESIDE

WITH SILENT FRIENDS

BY RICHARD KING

WITH A "FOREWORD" BY

SIR ARTHUR PEARSON, BART., G.B.E.

BY THE SAME AUTHOR

WITH SILENT FRIENDS THE SECOND BOOK OF SILENT FRIENDS PASSION AND POT POURRI

LONDON: JOHN LANE, THE BODLEY HEAD

NEW YORK: JOHN LANE COMPANY

MCMXXI

Many of the following Essays appear by kind permission of the Editor of "The Tatler."

Fifty per cent. of the author's profit on the sale of this book will be handed over to the National Library of the Blind, Tufton Street, Westminster, S.W.

I DEDICATE,

THIS LITTLE BOOK TO THOSE V.A.D.'S WHO, THOUGH THE WAR IS OVER, STILL "CARRY ON" AND TO THOSE OTHER MEN AND WOMEN WHO, LIVING IN FREEDOM, HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN THE MEN WHO FOUGHT OR DIED FOR IT

FOREWORD

BY SIR ARTHUR PEARSON, BART., G.B.E.

Those who buy "Over the Fireside" will purchase for themselves the real joy of mentally absorbing the delightful thoughts which Mr. Richard King so charmingly clothes in words. And they will purchase, too, a large share of an even greater pleasure the pleasure of giving pleasure to others for the author tells me that he has arranged to give half of the profits arising from the sale of this book to the National Library for the Blind, thus enabling that beneficent Institution to widen and extend its sphere of usefulness... Continue reading book >>




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