I think perhaps sick fathers may be different in that in many GO familiies a
sick father may mean loss of a breadwinner. That obviously leads to another
possible plot opening, with the family coping with a channge in economic
One sick father is Mr Atherton in A Headgirl's Difficulties, who is
apparently unable to work after WWI.
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From: "Tom & Tash" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Subject: Re: [GO] Violets BD: Sick mothers in GO fiction part 1
> I wonder why sick mother's are more appealing than sick fathers? Fathers
> tend to me abroad working or something, rather than ill.
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