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Re: Chocolate - 'very' Middle Class?

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Posted by Peter Hyland on August 06, 2020 at 03:19:48 user Peter_H.

In Reply to: Re: Chocolate posted by Magnus Smith on August 05, 2020 at 12:26:48:

Magnus - how can anyone be "very" middle class? Surely you are either middle class or you aren't?

The question of AR's children being middle class is well dealt with by Mike Bender in an interesting new book about AR. Bender points out that "an author has to write about what he knows". He also quotes AR's own response to 'middle class' accusations:

"I should like to point out . . . that it is cheaper to take lodgings in a farmhouse than to take lodgings in Blackpool, that boats are much cheaper than, for example, motor cycles . . ."

(I am not sure that the latter comparison is true nowadays, but I dare say it was then.)

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