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 cicumstances.
One sick father is Mr Atherton in A Headgirl's Difficulties, who is apparently unable to work after WWI. Lisa ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom & Tash" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Barbara Dryden" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 8:05 AM 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. -- ________________________________________ Girlsown mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] For self-administration and access to archives see http://home.it.net.au/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/girlsown For FAQs see http://www.club-web.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/girlsown/faq-0.htm