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  1. Rec 8

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    After Laurie's death in an air raid, Ralph and Andrew struggle to make a life together.

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    03 Oct 2017

  2. Public Bookmark 3

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    At that moment, there was nothing more important than going home, if only because there was someone to go home to, with all that this entailed.

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    02 Oct 2017

  3. Public Bookmark 9

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    Seven years on, Ralph and Laurie have found a precarious refuge together in Gibraltar. But in the post-War world attitudes are hardening and positions becoming polarised, and they find themselves engaged in a new conflict, one in which they may not necessarily be on the same side. And then an unexpected visitor arrives.

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    01 Oct 2017

  4. Public Bookmark 3

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    Forty years on, and the unreliable memoirs of a former MI5 man give an unwelcome new lease of life to what has become known as "the Talisman incident" in the harbours of South Devon.

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    01 Oct 2017

  5. Public Bookmark 3

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    Forty years on, and the unreliable memoirs of a former MI5 man give an unwelcome new lease of life to what has become known as "the Talisman incident" in the harbours of South Devon.

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    01 Oct 2017

  6. Public Bookmark 2

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    Events cause Andrew to question his pacifism and, when he decides to join the Royal Army Medical Corps, wartime separation tests his relationship with Ralph.

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    30 Sep 2017

  7. Public Bookmark 1

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    After Laurie's death in an air raid, Ralph and Andrew discover that they have a great deal to discuss.

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    30 Sep 2017

  8. Public Bookmark 2

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    Of Aunt Olive and her pilgrimages to London.

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    30 Sep 2017

  9. Public Bookmark 7

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    In 1968, Laurie goes to see Andrew speak about the war in Vietnam, but he isn't sure that he's ready to deal with the feelings stirred up by their reunion.

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    30 Sep 2017

  10. Public Bookmark 2

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    Laurie Odell's life and relationships after the war are punctuated by four songs with strong memories and associations.

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    30 Sep 2017

  11. Public Bookmark 3

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    29.07.1967. Time changes all things.

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    30 Sep 2017

  12. Public Bookmark 3

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    Post-novel, Andrew comes face to face with himself.

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    30 Sep 2017

  13. Public Bookmark 1

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    'Even if Ralph did put it to him, he'd never put it like that.'

    1965: Ralph Lanyon runs into some old acquaintances in Newcastle.

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    Advisory: references (non-explicit) to sexual abuse of a teenager (canonical and non-canonical); internalized homophobia; original character death; though no Major Character Death, situation in which Major Characters Are Dead, misogyny, Ralph Lanyon being his own exhaustive list of content advisory notes.

    The title is taken from Basil Bunting's poem 'Briggflatts', which appears in light disguise in this story. You can read and hear the relevant extract here.

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    30 Sep 2017

  14. Public Bookmark 1

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    Alec brings back a queer book from France.

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    Advisory: period-typical language to describe sexuality, sustained and gratuitous ragging on E.M. Forster.

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    30 Sep 2017

  15. Public Bookmark 1

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    Why Mr Stuart left, and how Jeepers got his job.

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    Content note: suicidal thoughts and planning, suicide attempt, disability resulting from same, blackmail, homophobia, homophobic persecution, a teacher/former student pairing (relationship doesn't begin until after the student leaves school).

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    To oonaseckar's prompt: Mr Stuart, 'at second hand'.

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    30 Sep 2017

  16. Public Bookmark 4

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    "In seventeen ninety-eight, missing parts were considered quite amusing, even for admirals...." Ralph Lanyon makes the acquaintance of the niece of Admiral Crawford (among others) in 1798. Seven years later, Mary Crawford still manages to surprise him.

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    29 Sep 2017

  17. Public Bookmark 3

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    "Sandy tried, kindly but confusingly, to sketch out the network of various friends, acquaintances, and what seemed like arch-enemies that lead to the story of “That Time a Quaker Punched Bunny In the Face,” becoming more popular among a certain section of the Bridstow population than The Wizard of Oz."

    Or, "Andrew Raynes has a most enlightening discussion with Sandy Reid during the North African Campaign."

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    29 Sep 2017

  18. Public Bookmark 1

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    Laurie hears from a former friend.

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    29 Sep 2017

  19. Public Bookmark 2

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    Some years after he was confronted by the reality of his not-quite relationship with Laurie Odell, Andrew Raynes finds himself once again facing the man he punched over the revelation; but circumstances have changed, and he's called upon to find some of the better nature he believes he has.

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    29 Sep 2017

  20. Public Bookmark 3

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    Married in haste, Hilary and Julian have been separated by the war: she working at a hospital in Bridstow, he stationed at an RAF base in Yorkshire. When Julian, visiting at Christmas, encounters one of her medical students in a pub, the consequences surprise all three of them.

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    29 Sep 2017

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