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Thread #140865   Message #3242284
Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
21-Oct-11 - 01:31 AM
Thread Name: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
Subject: RE: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
BTW, this is slightly off-topic, but- about fences in general. I'd think a fence who set up as a shopkeeper would have to be literate- they'd have to be able to keep track of the people who sent them the stolen goods and be able to disguise them so that they could be sold undetected. Does anyone know how a poor non-Christian British person living in the city in the early 19th century could have learnt how to read and write?