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22nd Apr '16 8:46:50 PM Doug86
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* BiTheWay: David Kahn was his future wife Lucy's brother's best friend and lover in the RAF. David is very reluctant to admit it, but Lucy completely understands -- she prefers David having loved somebody whom she also loved, rather than some random other woman. Lucy seems to have particularly good {{Gaydar}}, spotting those who are "Greek" (gay), "[[AlexanderTheGreat Macedonian]]" (bi), and "Roman" (straight).

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* BiTheWay: David Kahn was his future wife Lucy's brother's best friend and lover in the RAF. David is very reluctant to admit it, but Lucy completely understands -- she prefers David having loved somebody whom she also loved, rather than some random other woman. Lucy seems to have particularly good {{Gaydar}}, spotting those who are "Greek" (gay), "[[AlexanderTheGreat "[[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat Macedonian]]" (bi), and "Roman" (straight).
29th Dec '15 7:24:23 AM GnomeTitan
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* GreatOffScreenWar: Germany continues fighting on the Eastern Front past 1949; Japan conquered most of China.

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* GreatOffScreenWar: Germany continues fighting on the Eastern Front past 1949; Japan has conquered most of China.China but continues to fight "insurgents" there.
29th Dec '15 7:23:08 AM GnomeTitan
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* ConcertClimax: in ''Ha'penny''

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%% * ConcertClimax: in ''Ha'penny''



* EvilCripple: [[spoiler:Mark Normanby]] after the events of ''Ha'Penny''.

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* DepravedHomosexual: When the police investigation in ''Farthing'' reveals that [[spoiler: Normanby]] was arrested for having sex with a male prostitute, but used his influence to make the charges "disappear", the reaction of at least some of the police is to view him as this. They make certain not to mention this in public, though.
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* EvilCripple: [[spoiler:Mark Normanby]] after the events of ''Ha'Penny''.



* GreatOffScreenWar: Germany continued fighting on the Eastern Front past 1949; Japan conquered most of China.

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* GreatOffScreenWar: Germany continued continues fighting on the Eastern Front past 1949; Japan conquered most of China.



* HonoraryUncle: Carmichael to Elvira in ''Half a Crown''
* INeverSaidItWasPoison: in ''Farthing''.
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: [[spoiler:Alan Brown, Agnes Timms, and Lady Thirke]] in ''Farthing''.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: in ''Ha'penny''

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%% * HonoraryUncle: Carmichael to Elvira in ''Half a Crown''
* INeverSaidItWasPoison: In ''Farthing'', the police keep Thirkie's true cause of death a secret. A particularly damning piece of evidence against one of the murderers is that she mentions how he was killed in ''Farthing''.
a conversation.
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: [[spoiler:Alan Brown, Agnes Timms, and potentially Lady Thirke]] Thirke (the book doesn't mention if she survives or not)]] in ''Farthing''.
''Farthing'' are killed to suppress evidence.
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: in ''Ha'penny''



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: the eccentric upper-class Larkin sisters central to ''Ha'Penny'' are clearly based on the real [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitford_family Mitford sisters]], right down to some becoming fascists and one becoming a communist. Unity Mitford is mentioned in ''Half a Crown'', so they still exist.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: the NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:
** The
eccentric upper-class Larkin sisters central to ''Ha'Penny'' are clearly based on the real [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitford_family Mitford sisters]], right down to some becoming fascists and one becoming a communist. Unity Mitford is mentioned in ''Half a Crown'', so they still exist.



* SettledForGay: Poor Daphne Normanby.

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* SettledForGay: Poor Daphne Normanby.Normanby - or, rather, her family. After her scandalous affair with a married man when she was 17, her family quickly marries her off to the first suitable candidate. Never mind that his only interest in women is to maintain a respectable facade as a married man.



* UndergroundRailroad: The Inner Watch.

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* UndergroundRailroad: The Inner Watch.Watch works to help victims of the political oppression escape the country.



* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: The Caravan Club in ''Half a Crown.''

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%% * WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: The Caravan Club in ''Half a Crown.''
29th Dec '15 4:47:23 AM GnomeTitan
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* BiTheWay: David Kahn was his future wife's Lucy's brother's best friend and lover in the RAF. David is very reluctant to admit it, but Lucy completely understands -- she prefers David having loved somebody whom she also loved, rather than some random other woman. Lucy seems to have particularly good {{Gaydar}}, spotting those who are "Greek" (gay), "[[AlexanderTheGreat Macedonian]]" (bi), and "Roman" (straight).

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* BiTheWay: David Kahn was his future wife's wife Lucy's brother's best friend and lover in the RAF. David is very reluctant to admit it, but Lucy completely understands -- she prefers David having loved somebody whom she also loved, rather than some random other woman. Lucy seems to have particularly good {{Gaydar}}, spotting those who are "Greek" (gay), "[[AlexanderTheGreat Macedonian]]" (bi), and "Roman" (straight).
29th Dec '15 4:46:17 AM GnomeTitan
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''Farthing'' starts out as a classic English country-house murder mystery, investigated by Inspector Carmichael of Scotland Yard, but becomes darker and more complicated as Carmichael begins tripping over the political threads that run through the case. Things go downhill from there, for Carmichael personally and for England as a whole.

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''Farthing'' starts out as a classic English country-house murder mystery, investigated by Inspector Carmichael of Scotland Yard, but becomes darker and more complicated as Carmichael begins tripping over the political threads that run through the case. Things go gfio downhill from there, for Carmichael personally and for England as a whole.



* BiTheWay: David Kahn was his future wife's Lucy's brother's best friend and lover in the RAF. David is very reluctant to admit it, but Lucy completely understands -- she prefers David having loved somebody that she also loved rather than some random other woman. Lucy seems to have particularly good {{Gaydar}}, spotting those who are "Greek" (gay), "[[AlexanderTheGreat Macedonian]]" (bi), and "Roman" (straight).
* ABloodyMess: In ''Farthing'' the murder victim's body has been arranged with a knife sticking out of his chest and a large red stain on his shirt, which is fist assumed to blood but is soon discovered to be lipstick.

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* BiTheWay: David Kahn was his future wife's Lucy's brother's best friend and lover in the RAF. David is very reluctant to admit it, but Lucy completely understands -- she prefers David having loved somebody that whom she also loved loved, rather than some random other woman. Lucy seems to have particularly good {{Gaydar}}, spotting those who are "Greek" (gay), "[[AlexanderTheGreat Macedonian]]" (bi), and "Roman" (straight).
* ABloodyMess: In ''Farthing'' the murder victim's body has been arranged with a knife sticking out of his chest and a large red stain on his shirt, which is fist at first assumed to be blood but is soon discovered to be lipstick.
29th Dec '15 4:43:56 AM GnomeTitan
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* AllohistoricalAllusion / DifferentWorldDifferentMovies: An unnamed handsome singer from Liverpool at the British Power rally in ''Half a Crown'' is almost certainly PaulMcCartney. Several references are made to a science fiction novel titled ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1974]]''.
* AlternateHistory: The main departure point is the US not supplying the Allies through the Lend-Lease Act.

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* AllohistoricalAllusion / DifferentWorldDifferentMovies: AllohistoricalAllusion: An unnamed handsome singer from Liverpool at the British Power rally in ''Half a Crown'' is almost certainly PaulMcCartney. Several references are made to a science fiction novel titled ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1974]]''.
* AlternateHistory: The main departure point is the US not entering World War II (and not supplying the Allies through the Lend-Lease Act.Act). The US has a non-interventionist administration led by president Lindbergh, and appparently Pearl Harbor hasn't happened and the US and Japan are on friendly terms.



* BiTheWay: David Kahn was Lucy's brother's best friend and lover in the RAF- David is very reluctant to admit it, but Lucy completely understands. Lucy seems to have particularly good {{Gaydar}}, spotting those who are "Greek" (gay), "[[AlexanderTheGreat Macedonian]]" (bi), and "Roman" (straight).
* ABloodyMess: in ''Farthing''

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* BiTheWay: David Kahn was his future wife's Lucy's brother's best friend and lover in the RAF- RAF. David is very reluctant to admit it, but Lucy completely understands.understands -- she prefers David having loved somebody that she also loved rather than some random other woman. Lucy seems to have particularly good {{Gaydar}}, spotting those who are "Greek" (gay), "[[AlexanderTheGreat Macedonian]]" (bi), and "Roman" (straight).
* ABloodyMess: in ''Farthing''In ''Farthing'' the murder victim's body has been arranged with a knife sticking out of his chest and a large red stain on his shirt, which is fist assumed to blood but is soon discovered to be lipstick.



* [[spoiler: EverybodyDidIt]]: ''Farthing''
8th Feb '15 1:39:28 PM allium
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The short story "Escape to Other Worlds With Science Fiction" is set in the United States in the same timeline, with different characters.

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The short story [[http://www.tor.com/stories/2009/02/escape-to-other-worlds-with-science-fiction "Escape to Other Worlds With Science Fiction" Fiction"]] is set in the United States in the same timeline, with different characters.
17th Jan '15 2:47:44 PM GinaInTheKingsRoad
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* DeepCoverAgent: Guy Braithwaite is a British national who became a Soviet sleeper agent. His task was to infiltrate the growing British right-wing and then wait for further instruction. From within in the Foreign Office, he contributes to the ''Ha'Penny'' assassination attempt on Hitler in 1949. But by 1960, the Soviet Union has fallen to the Axis and Braithwaite is left as an agent with no country.



* FalseFlagOperation: [[spoiler: The entire Thirkie murder plot in ''Farthing''. By blaming a Jew and an Irish socialist for Thirkie's death, the remaining members of the "Farthing Set" sweep into power on a wave of sympathy and officially establish a fascist government in Britain.]]



** Guy Braithwaite is a Soviet sleeper agent, who is so well-intrenched in fascist British politics he's become Foreign Secretary by the events of Half a Crown in 1960. He is modeled on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Burgess Guy Burgess]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Maclean_%28spy%29 Donald Maclean]], real-life British Soviet spies in the Foreign Office. After the USSR was defeated by the Axis, Braithwaite remarks that maybe Stalin wasn't the answer any more than Hitler was, and [[spoiler: he winds up Prime Minister after Normanby is arrested for James Thirkie's murder.]]

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** Guy Braithwaite is a Soviet sleeper agent, who is so well-intrenched in fascist British politics he's become Foreign Secretary by the events of Half ''Half a Crown Crown'' in 1960. He is modeled on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Burgess Guy Burgess]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Maclean_%28spy%29 Donald Maclean]], real-life British Soviet spies in the Foreign Office. After the USSR was defeated by the Axis, Braithwaite remarks that maybe Stalin wasn't the answer any more than Hitler was, and [[spoiler: he winds up Prime Minister after Normanby is arrested for James Thirkie's murder.]]



* RichBitch: Most of the women in the Farthing Set

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* RichBitch: Most of the women in the Farthing SetSet.



* TenLittleMurderVictims: subverted in ''Farthing'', which is set up as a classic country house GenteelInterbellumSetting murder mystery, then turns out to be [[spoiler:[[EverybodyDidIt a political conspiracy]]]].

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* TenLittleMurderVictims: subverted in ''Farthing'', which is set up as a classic country house GenteelInterbellumSetting murder mystery, then turns out to be [[spoiler:[[EverybodyDidIt [[spoiler:[[FalseFlagOperation a political conspiracy]]]].



* UndergroundRailroad: The Inner Watch

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* UndergroundRailroad: The Inner WatchWatch.
1st May '14 1:11:06 AM GinaInTheKingsRoad
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* IdiotBall: The fact that David Kahn didn't destroy Chaim's letters before the events of ''Farthing.'' David has every reason to be paranoid about his personal information and no reason to keep them around. For the rest of the book, David handles himself quite well.
30th Apr '14 4:33:23 PM tesseract732
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* IdiotBall: The fact that David Kahn didn't destroy Chaim's letters before the events of ''Farthing.'' David has every reason to be paranoid about his personal information and no reason to keep them around. For the rest of the book, David handles himself quite well.
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