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Re: where to enjoy AR

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Posted by Tiss Flower on October 04, 2016 at 01:51:51 user Tiss_Flower.

In Reply to: Re: where to enjoy AR posted by Peter Ceresole on October 04, 2016 at 00:15:49:

I've always had the impression that AR was not overly keen on children. This isn't a criticism as I think the best writers of so-called children's books don't have to be - A.A. Milne, Kenneth Grahame, Lewis Carroll. Although these writers are said to have written their stories for specific children, I think they all, like AR, wrote for the child in themselves. Richmal Crompton is perhaps an exception. I believe she was a teacher. Did she have children? Is there a gender difference? Perhaps not as I'm not sure Enid Blyton particularly liked children.
Also I don't know what lengths AT went to with regard to his daughter. Did he try to form a strong relationship but was rebuffed? And is there any significance in his giving the Swallows his first wife's family name?

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