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Re: Review on IMDb

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Posted by Mike Dennis on September 17, 2016 at 23:39:02 user MTD.

In Reply to: Re: Review on IMDb posted by Peter Hyland on September 16, 2016 at 13:24:56:

Oh No, No!

Perhaps I was lucky, I grew up in the countryside and just did stuff (though admittedly not camping or sailing.) The idea of it all being formalised (D of E, Guides, Scouts etc) would have been totally off-putting.

One of the great delights of AR's works is that the children have their adventures with almost no adult interference or supervision, and the few adults involved let them get on with it (yes, adults arrange things in the background but this is, thankfully, minimal.) AR seemed to understand this, and had an empathy with children when he became an adult.

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