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Old 01-15-2020, 05:26 PM   #9
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I thought one of the main themes of the book was loneliness, epitomised by the way in which Hardborough had gradually become more isolated, as issybird mentioned above. It is now recognised as a debilitating condition, but back when the book was written, that probably wasn’t the case.

At the same time, there were a number of very funny scenes. I was in fits of laughter over Christine’s turn as Salome in the school’s Christmas play. Wouldn’t you have loved to see that?
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