Posted by Alex on June 06, 2023 at 18:17:51 user Alex.
In Reply to: Re: Camping and Tramping, Swallows and Amazons: Interwar Children’s Fiction and the Search for England posted by John Nichols on June 06, 2023 at 13:16:18:
Which leaves the question, or it does to me, what is the topic?
Accuracy of the writers "reporting / describing" how things were?
The writers have written stories which have things happening the way things happened then. Customs and attitudes may have changed but we're talking about then.
Is it the accuracy of the writers?
If it is the different attitudes, then and now, the stories don't need to even be mentioned as it is how real people were then and now.
One does think, it could be a surprise to a modern kid how things have changed between then and now and were things really like that.
Things were really like that, I know, things were like that and only changing slowly when I was a kid.
Going to a farm with a billy for milk. Yes, done that. Attitudes of adults to children and children to children, yes, just like that too.
So what is the "topic"?
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