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    “You did always prefer character parts,” Hilary had said to him after her first dinner. “You’ve spent an unfortunate amount of time being plainly heroic and I imagine it’s worn on you. It’s better, isn’t it, to have something more distinctive and disfiguring? No one would recognize you. Your villains and menaced girls are amateur theatricals, however well-done—and you did always do excellently with them, darling. Melodrama, though. Between the two of us, we can manage something finer.”

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    "At one of them, she got an invitation to spend the rest of the time camping a deux: it came, blossoming out of an acquaintanceship half an hour old, from a cheerful young Viking with wide blue eyes and a sense of humour like sweet champagne."

    Hilary meets the New Woman, but she has some very old ideas.

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    Dunkirk and the Blitz shake Bridstow City Hospital, while inside the hospital a war of the sexes rages.

    For Hilary nothing is more important than passing her Fellowship exams.

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    Mrs Theobald pieces together some particularly sensational local gossip.

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    Content advisory: mention of suicide, stillbirth, dead bodies.

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    Ossian Bradford makes a different decision.

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    ‘Oh, Rollo’s all right,’ said Christie, when Kit scolded her about it afterwards. ‘He never gossips. He’s as safe as a bank.’

    Kind Are Her Answers, Ch.21.

    Well, sort of.

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    Content note: period-typical language and attitudes relating to sexuality; sexism, misogyny.

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    In which Hilary sells her soul to the powers of darkness and becomes a witch.

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    Having given in to the inevitable, Hilary and David ponder the future.

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    A twenty-one-year-old Hilary realises that at some point, she is going to have to talk to her parents about her future.

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    Content note: canon-typical levels of misogyny and sexism.

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    "Secret Allied experiments grafting tentacles onto human subjects during World War II? Mulder, no doctor would agree to perform an operation like that."

    "Scully, have you ever studied the history of medicine?"

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    A coda to Sympathy and sulphur, as Panglossian as I could make it.

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    To put it fairly lightly, Julian Fleming has a vexed relationship with Shakespeare's Henry IV plays.

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    Note: period-typical homophobic language and attitudes, fairly extensive but very inexplicit discussion of underage sexual activity at English public schools (with attendant power and consent issues), sexual approach of a 16-year-old by a 19-year-old (canonical, but canonical plus, not minus), canon-typical family dysfunction, brief reference to PoW experience in the Second World War.

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    Surgeon and Sister work together to treat an accident victim and support his family.

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    New guests at Wier View give Miss Fisher and Miss Searle a great deal to discuss.

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    The only wartime ending Julian envisioned was his own death.

    After becoming a prisoner of war, he turns to escape attempts, acting and new friends in an attempt to come to terms with his separation from Hilary - and with being alive.

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    In which Hilary fears both the German invasion and Rupert's homecoming, and imagines herself and Lisa together at the Battle of Thermopylae.

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    They were neither of them chatty by nature, but sometimes their evening talks stretched.

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    Hilary and Julian's lives aren't the only ones that have been irrevocably changed by the war.

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    Advisory: description of a child with a terminal illness.

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    Ten David/Hilary vignettes.

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    Advisory: sexism, surgeons being titanic arseholes.

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    In which Hilary staves off boredom through flame wars in the pages of medical journals.

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