Posted by Allan_Lang on January 05, 2017 at 14:32:56 user Allan_Lang.
In Reply to: Re: Character ages posted by Alan Hakim on January 05, 2017 at 10:26:13:
From: Alan Hakim, subject: Re: The Blacketts school
In the 1940s (and therefore probably the 1930s; not much changed in this area during the war) the summer term at public schools ended about the third week of July, and the autumn term started about September 20th. i.e after 8 weeks holiday.
State schools broke up a little later, but restarted much earlier in September.
In Reply to: Re: Character ages (was: schools) posted by Magnus Smith on January 04, 2017 at 09:23:35:
Roger Wardale quotes a list of ages made by AR for his own reference when writing PM, which is set in "first fortnight of summer hols 1933". Chronologically it is 3 years after SA.
"R 10, T 12, S 14, J 15, D 13, D 12, N 15, P 14" Roger assumes the first 'D' is Dorothea.
WR to AR, this (S 14, J 15) not possible
S&A takes place on August. John is flush because he has birthday money from "just before they came to the lake" (June-July?)
But later Susan states that her birthday is on New Years Day
So if John is Twelve, Susan is Ten & five-eights.
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