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RathDarkblade

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Regarding pages 239-43 of "Night Watch", when we get introduced to Mrs Rutherford and her husband ... ;)

Did Mrs Rutherford remind anyone else oh so very much of Hyacinth Bouquet from "Keeping Up Appearances"? :mrgreen: The overbearing "Duchess-with-nose-in-the-air" manner, the henpecking of her husband -- plus the mention of her father, asleep in an armchair on top of the barricade... :mrgreen:

Granted, I doubt Hyacinth's father was ever on top of a barricade -- but they both share an overwhelming concern for their "daddy" (to quote Mrs Bouquet/Bucket). ;)

What do you think, eh?
 

Tonyblack

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Mrs. Bucket herself was a stereotypical bossy woman with a henpecked husband. I'm fairly certain that Mrs Earwig was a nod to Mrs Bucket, so I'm fairly sure that Terry might have based Mrs. Rutherford on Mrs Bucket.
 

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