Re: AR influence - rebelliousness

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Posted by andyb on January 22, 2009 at 18:40:36 user beardbiter.

In Reply to: Re: AR influence - rebelliousness posted by Jock on January 22, 2009 at 02:07:22:

Given the recent slow traffic on tarboard, Jock might have eked out the conversational rations by posting these one at a time but here goes
i) Did I read the SA series from a different perspective - and hence read more into certain passages -
because I was a part of the post WWII Polish diaspora and regarded the British Government 's
actions with respect to my country as daft?
Certainly but only a member of that diaspora can tell us about it.

ii) Is the GA just an Edwardian hangover, or is she a symbol of an authority that has become disconnected
from those it seeks to 'look after'?
She certainly is a symbol of authority, representing the rigid following of forms that AR opposed as a Bohemian 'free spirit' but in PM she is revealed to be a 'game old bird' and have plenty of spirit herself.

iii) Is Mr Farland allowing class prejudices to overrule logic and common sense? (I found BS deeply
disturbing when I read it as a child and I am still deeply upset by the way nearly everyone turns
against the D&Gs.)
Well I think he is using that sort of common sense that lawyers use to guess what juries are likely to believe; there are all too many stories of how people can be convicted of crimes they couldn't possibly have done, all it takes is a plausible narrative, told by a creditable witness and a bit of circumstantial evidence

iv) Given that Commander Walker is in the RN, and John intends to follow in his footsteps, why are
there no references to Britain's glorious naval history?
Has Ed done a search on Nelson and Trafalgar, Drake and the Armada etc? What about Mrs W as Q Elizabeth?

v) Why does John run Swallow as a Merchant ship, rather than a Naval vessel?
I had no idea what you were talking about , after Andrew's suggestion, I have a glimmer of an idea, what do you think?

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