Posted by Paul Flint on September 22, 2003 at 20:39:27 from 22.214.171.124 user flint.
In Reply to: Re: Book Bans posted by Peter H on September 22, 2003 at 19:59:10:
The books also contain quite a cross-section of characters from different social backgrounds - not just the sons and daughters of Naval officers, doctors and lawyers. Joe, Bill and Pete are the sons of boatyard workers/builders, the Mastadon lives in a rural community, Bill in Peter Duck is of unceratin origin (not the son of an Admiral), Jacky features in Picts and Martyrs and Swallowdale, and there are a host of other good sound down-to-earth characters, young and adult, who represent ordinary people. Admittedly, not all of them play centre-stage parts, but for me their presence has always been one of the great attractions. It would be a significant misconception for librarians or others to regard the books as stories solely about well-to-do middle class families.
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