Posted by Owen Roberts on December 10, 2007 at 17:02:26 from 184.108.40.206 user OwenRoberts.
In Reply to: Swinging the lead (was posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett on December 10, 2007 at 15:00:52:
I always accepted it as "real" and was very surprised when I first read Christina Hardyment's book.
I think that Hardyment, like the rest of us, in trying to second guess AR does sometimes arrive at conclusions that we may consider wrong.
Personally I think the change in local attitude between CC and B6 is very surprising. The D&G's going from being heroes to villains in a short space of time is stretching the imagination.
This would be on par for national newspaper reporting where they love to build people up to knock them down - but I find AR's transition difficult to comprehend if he really knew the area and the people. It flies against all the Norfolk peoples closeness propounded in CC.
Therefore I think B6 sits at least as awkwardly as does GN in the series.
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