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We should be able to figure this out.  Or, at least, someone with more knowledge of British school systems and police should be able to figure this out.

Midnight Riot/Rivers of London was published in 2011.  Let's assume that what was happening in that book takes place in 2011.  (I don't think we have any evidence to the contrary?)

At that point, he has just completed his two years of being a probationary constable, which means he started in 2009.
Hendon training courses seem to last about a month, so still 2009.

British secondary education confuses me, so I'm not really sure what you would call what Peter did, but I'm assuming he finished at age 18 or so, and went straight from there to Hendon.  This would mean he would have been born in, what, 1991?

Can someone who knows more about British stuff than I do reassure me that I'm not missing something?

Oh, God, he's a baby!

ETA: According to the Word of God, Peter was 25 at the start of RoL.  Which would have him born in 1986, and then begs the questions what he was doing between Hendon at age 23 and being done with his schooling at age 18.  There's five years unaccounted for.  All told, it was probably something terribly boring--working some low-end job somewhere?

The thing about that, though, is that I wonder what it was.  He spends a lot of time empathizing with people and noting what various jobs are like and/or what their perspective is, and in all that time he's never indicated that HE used to do that job.  I mean, he might have joined his mum as a cleaner, but then all the times he evaluates a cleaning job with a professional eye surely he would remember it instead of his mum's job which he occasionally helped with as a child.  And it can't have been a paperwork job--beginning secretary, or something--because he would probably have mentioned it when he was dreading going into the CPU.

Peter's just so chatty, with so many digressions inside his head, I just can't imagine him coming across a job he used to do in the course of any of the stories and not mentioning "oh, hey, I know what that is like ..."
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Due to an unfortunate visit today, I didn't get to do a write-up...but I'd still love some discussion:

Talk to me about The Hanging Tree here?
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Brief notes on 'Foxglove Summer' and links to some discussion with folks in other blogs:

Foxglove Summer notes & discussion, spoilery only for that book
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I saw that someone had fancast British actor Elliot Knight as Peter Grant of Rivers of London aka RoL fame; I really like this look for Peter as he describes himself at several points. Thus, icons:

Total Icon Count: 6

Teasers:

Find an overall of six (6) icons of Peter Grant over yonder in my blog!
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Find my thoughts and impressions plus my friends' input in the comments here in this 'Broken Homes' DW post.
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I've made two River of London fanmixes of late.

Major spoilers to Broken Homes alluded to, Minor spoilers for Foxgrove Summer. )

There are some great other fanmixes on 8tracks as well! If you search for rivers of london, it shows most of them :)
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For those who aren't on Tumblr, there have been some really interesting conversations there lately on Lesley, HTD and how it works, aging backwards, the magical education system, Nightingale's social life, and all sorts of other things, and I thought I'd link them here for interest and/or continuing conversation here. There are Foxglove Summer spoilers in the discussion.

Lesley, the Faceless Man, Lady Ty, magical education
Nightingale and Peter's social lives, Frank Caffrey, HTD, backwards aging

Molly

Nov. 13th, 2014 04:12 pm
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As other folks maybe wonder about this too:

Do you think Molly can read and/or write?

Personally, I think so, otherwise, she may have problems ordering groceries to be delivered to the Folly, as she seems to never leave the house.
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Since copies of the book are making their way out into the world (I got mine today!), here's a place for discussion and reactions. It's probably safe to assume that the comments will be full of spoilers.
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So Ben Aaronovitch did an online thing talking about his books and reading the first chapter of Foxglove Summer today. Here's the whole conversation and reading:



Also, because I am enthusiastic, and the toddler took a long nap this afternoon, and I like having text, I made a transcript of the first chapter, which is behind the cut.

Chapter One of Foxglove Summer )

ETA: Aaronovitch has now put a correct version up on his blog, with a few extra paragraphs on the end as well. The accurate and longer version
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So here's the official cover for Foxglove Summer! Also the blurb from Waterstones, and an awful lot of speculation and rambling from me. All behind a cut to avoid spoiling people.

Foxglove Summer cover, blurb and speculation )
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Found on Tumblr: the Rivers of London rap. I love it!

Rivers of London rap
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I have lots and lots of thoughts on the ending of Broken Homes.

spoilers galore )

Book five!

Sep. 5th, 2013 10:09 pm
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Something I spotted on Twitter a while back: Aaronovitch posted a picture of his current outline notes for book five. You can find it here. Tantalising rather than informative, but fun all the same.
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Introduce yourself here. What do you love about the books? Favourite character? Favourite scene? And anything else you want to say about yourself :-)
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Welcome to the Folly, the home of British wizardry since 1775. If you're a fan of the series, you're in the right place. This community is for all things fannish related to the books: discussion and fanworks of all kinds.

If you're here by accident and have never heard of these books, you're in luck. They are the story of the adventures of one Peter Grant, constable in the Metropolitan Police and apprentice to the last wizard in England. The titles are, in order:

Rivers of London (Midnight Riot in the USA)
Moon Over Soho
Whispers Underground
Broken Homes
Foxglove Summer (forthcoming summer 2014)

Some useful links:

The author's official website
The author's blog

Rivers of London fanfic at AO3
Rivers of London fanfic at FFN

Rivers of London community on LiveJournal

Please feel free to join and post anything you think will be of interest.
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