Posted by Mike Jones on September 07, 2016 at 01:37:47 user Mike_Jones.
In Reply to: Re: Should be - Grandparents posted by John Wilson on September 06, 2016 at 16:25:29:
Active grandparents in the Walker/Blackett/Callum families might have been expected to play a role, given that only two of the six parents are available during the school holidays (one dead, one at sea, two digging), but available grandparents cosseting their grandchildren would have got in the way of the plot. Mrs. W's parents would be in Australia, anyway, and perhaps Asian Flu carried off the others along with Bob Blackett.
AR's comments on his grandfathers in Chapter 1 of his Autobiography are affectionate but critical. Perhaps he didn't see them as great role models, though the Australian connection on his mother's side is interesting.
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