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Dick & Dorothea

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Posted by Mike Dennis on June 05, 2018 at 05:15:59 user MTD.

When I first read WH (and then CC and BS) many many years ago I was very taken by it not just being set in a proper winter with plenty of snow, but with the introduction of Dick and Dorothea.

As has been speculated upon in various publications, these two are seen as representations of two sides of AR’s own self. For me, particularly in WH it is that they were ‘outsiders’ being welcomed in to the group – especially by Nancy, which is some ways goes against the person AR had previously portrayed her as.

They are both, I think, my favourite characters and I always enjoy reading how amazed all the others are when they begin skating of the frozen tarn in WH, removing any doubts as to why they should not join the expedition.

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