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March 27, 2011


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Plus Darnay wasn't in prison long enough for the lack of news of the outside world to be particularly worrying.
Maybe he's talking about Dr. Manette? Only he wasn't English either.

I think it's a reference to his first imprisonment in France, which lasted more than a year. After he was arrested the second time, that's when he had the shorter imprisonment.

A year? How odd. I don't remember that at all.

Book the Third, chapter 5: "One year and three months. During all that time Lucie was never sure, from hour to hour, but that the Guillotine would strike off her husband's head next day."

(I had to go searching for it myself, though I was pretty sure it was in there!)

Goodness. How many times have I read this book, and I never noticed that?

Hey, I got Flintwinch's name wrong for YEARS, despite goodness knows how many readings of "Little Dorrit"! :-)

Really? What did you think it was?

"Flintwich," without the second "n." I didn't realize my mistake until I saw the new miniseries. I got the book out to confirm that Andrew Davies was wrong, and discovered that I was!

Oh, OK. At least you didn't think it was Albert or something.

Well, it can sound like Flintwich, depending on who's saying it. Another one my family and I get confused is Riderhood from opposed to Riderwood. ;)

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