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  •  A lot of that is class (7+ / 0-)

    Even though Rutledge is apparently of the upper middle, he's a-typical of a police officer for the time. Much is made of his lawyer father, and how his becoming a policement went against the usual trend.

    So the people who want him to go around to the tradesmen's entrance aren't seeing that he went to wherever, Oxford, they're seeing a lower-class copper. Societal changes thick and fast in both those series, much of it accelerated by the war. And his being in both classes strengthens the internal tension of the stories.

    cfk and I've been reading them from the beginning, and I've gotten so intrigued by the world of that time that I think they're real people. Heh.

    When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -- Socrates

    by Mnemosyne on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:03:56 PM PDT

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