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Re: Missee Lee (was 15lb Pike caught in Martham)

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Posted by Peter Ceresole on October 25, 2017 at 05:19:49 user PeterC.

In Reply to: Re: Missee Lee (was 15lb Pike caught in Martham) posted by Mike Dennis on October 24, 2017 at 22:24:23:

I must admit I agree Peter (about Dorothea), along with Nancy I've always felt these are AR's most realistic characters

I think that may be because the originals were close by. Dot, I believe, was AR's affectionate satirical take on himself, the author. Nancy might well have been drawn in part from Taqui Altounyan, the other half of who would have been John. Obviously, you always have to bear in mind that they are imaginary characters. I can't see any of them as clones, except perhaps for Roger Walker/Altounyan, who is described in SA as being teased for his interest in steam ships instead of sail, and who in real life became a flying instructor. I find it hard to think of him as being much different from his AR character.

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