[LMB] Miles and Churchill OT:

Katherine Collett kcollett at hamilton.edu
Sat May 1 22:02:03 BST 2021


On May 1, 2021, at 5:22 AM, catherine muir <c_muir68 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> It doesn’t need for Churchill to have died.   Check out the trilogy by Jo Walton called “Small Change” – the books are Farthing, Sixpence and Half a Crown.   He gets politically sidelined in the first book.
> 
> I find this trilogy to be far more frightening than most, because far more believable.   The little sounding notes throughout of:
> “you can have him, just leave me alone” – shows how easy it is for democracy to die, and systematic persecution to become the means of government.

Yes, very unsettling; you can see how the country (Britain) could have just slid into that.  It's been a while since I read Farthing and the others; isn't it just that the early policy of appeasement was never changed?  And extrapolate the consequences from there.

Katherine



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