Re: AR's politics

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Posted by Jon on February 06, 2006 at 17:10:52 from user Jon.

In Reply to: Re: AR's politics posted by Peter H on February 06, 2006 at 16:23:02:

Peter H wrote:

e) So did Port and Starboard. The Hullabaloos had money but no taste, which puts them in a different category altogether. Again, this has no political significance, but enormous social significance.

Did P&S? Comfortable middle-class, surely, or did the modern trend toward filthy-rich lawyers start in England sooner than it did here?

Are you basing this theory on Mr. Farland owning a boat? If so, surely Mrs. Blackett with a motor launch, not to mention the old rowing boat and Amazon, would also qualify. The Dudgeon household also had several boats.

Is it a car? Again, Mrs. Blackett and Dr. Dudgeon also owned these.

The Walker family was ready to spring for new camping gear for all four of the Swallows (for Swallowdale) on top of the regular B&B fees at Holly Howe and rental (if not included as part of the B&B, in which case it would have driven up the rate) of Swallow. This is in the same year Mrs. Walker was able to undertake a trip to Malta with Bridget/Vicky, to see her husband, a trip we may infer from the expected and actual durations of events in WH which lasted several weeks, in a hotel or B&B. Again, not exactly signs of living in financial straits.

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