Posted by Peter Ceresole on June 21, 2016 at 00:49:41 user PeterC.
In Reply to: Re: New Swallows and Amazons film trailer posted by Mike Dennis on June 20, 2016 at 22:03:48:
was AR making a comment about immigration etc (the difficulties of it) in the bringing of the cat back in WDMTGTS?
Don't you think that might be a subtlety too far?
He was a children's writer, full of tradecraft, and he knew that the kitten would be a splendid addition to please his readers. And the rescue would make a very exciting episode.
He did include the scene with the Customs and Immigration officers, but at the time (and until the EEC in the early '60s) that was the way things were (I well remember the boring visas and having a passport full of official stamps- and how irritating it was at the port of entry).
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