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Re: Review on IMDb

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Posted by Peter Hyland on September 18, 2016 at 03:50:24 user Peter_H.

In Reply to: Re: Review on IMDb posted by Tiss Flower on September 18, 2016 at 01:30:38:

"one of the great female characters of ALL literature" I agree with Tiss on this, but you have to admit that if we include all adult literature as well, that makes the competition much stiffer. Nancy is up against the likes of Anna Karenina and Anne of Green Gables, to name but two. The point about Nancy surely is that she is not just a loud-voiced tomboy, but has a sort of 'spiritual' existence which pervades all the AR books, even those in which she does not actually appear. The beauty of AR's writing is that he never painstakingly describes Nancy - instead he just tells us what she does and what she says. Titty's exclamation at the start of Pigeon Post: "It's Nancy . . .she's beginning something already" is one of the most instantly thrilling sentences I have ever read at the start of a book.

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