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Re: Dick & Dorothea

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Posted by John Wilson on June 07, 2018 at 03:52:46 user hugo.

In Reply to: Re: Dick & Dorothea posted by Alex Forbes on June 06, 2018 at 18:07:28:

Changes in relations between groups is a theme in several of the books:
SA: The Swallows and Amazons are initially enemies, as is Captain Flint and the Swallows
SW: The Swallows & Amazons and the Mastodon/Don; then after they become friends the Eels (Daisy) initially see the Swallows & Amazons as enemies
CC: though there is no initial rivalry between the Ds and the Coots
WH: The Swallows and the Ds (as mentioned). Dorothy is self-conscious about the others' opinions of them, unlike Dick.
Hugh Brogan refers somewhere to the "humane comedy" of the books, alluding to the 19th-century novels of Honoré de Balzac?
I certainly go back to PM, perhaps through having to wear glasses through school like Dick!

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