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Written by Golda
(9/20/2004 10:42 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Country House, penned by BeccaSP
The Forsytes all live in London. I am guessing that the notion of living anywhere else seems to defy their sensibilities, as in, "it just isn't done". Also, living in the country means that you aren't a very easy distance from other family members.
IIRC, Robin Hill is not very far from London. I can't remember which book it was in, but some of the characters visit there for dinner and then take the train back to town, so I always envisioned that it was relatively close by train.
I am sure that June was trying to convince her great uncle James to build a house in the country because she wanted her fiance to have the commission. She felt that Philip would be able to obtain other commissions once he built his first house and could show off his talents. June also knows that she can't marry until Philip has 400 a year. She was doing what she could to further his career.
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