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Mon Dec 26th, 2016

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09:23 pm - The uses of technology
Yes, Foxglove Summer did come out over two years ago, meaning before I had a cell phone for continuous reference. With non-fic reading I use it to google things like which Giuliano was Il Magnifico's son and which his grandson or was it nephew? and what's the pinyin for T'ao Ch'ien. Now I get to sort out the dizzying array of acronyms in Peter's vocabulary: IC1, NSA, NCA, MIT, SCO19, DVLA, IED, PACE, IIP, PMC, and on and on. Doubtless adds versimilitude to a wild and unconvincing narrative, but sheesh...

Also read very carefully and made notes on names because, sheesh again, upper-class English names are infinitely confusible.

Am waiting to see if that smoking gun from Broken Homes is ever explained. Or am I supposed to figure it out myself because Aaronovitch thinks it's obvious?

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Date:December 27th, 2016 10:47 am (UTC)
Which smoking gun, may I ask?
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Date:December 27th, 2016 02:49 pm (UTC)
C being a cleaner in Broken Homes. What was she doing in that place at that time in disguise?
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Date:December 27th, 2016 03:42 pm (UTC)
Hm. I clearly need to reread that.

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