|GR: About Lydia
Written by Line
(11/14/2003 6:59 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Coming Out, penned by Deborah d'Bajor
Yes, that may be what worries Lady C, but it seems to me that Elizabeth herself agrees that Lydia is rather young. It's hard to tell whether it's Lydia's immaturity that bothers her, or whether 15 is supposed to be too young, period.
In 1939: The Last Season of Peace, Angela Lambert says that in the 1930s, debutantes were generally 18 or 19, occasionally 17, but no younger. Of course, the average age at coming out may well have risen over 100+ years, and the debutantes AL talks about were mostly members of the aristocracy.
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