July Discussion: Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (spoilers)
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07-30-2012, 02:45 AM
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Maybe Elizabeth Peters didn't plan for it to be a series? The big leap in time and events at the end...catch the miscreants, get on the boat, next thing you know people are having babies all over the place! It felt rushed and just tacked on; I'd have much preferred to make my way throughout courtships, weddings, expeditions either in this book as part of the next one or two.
Absolutely right - it was written originally as a standalone book. It was only 6 years later that she returned to it and decided to make it a series. There's a real problem with Amelia's age as we get later in the series, and into the 1920s!
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