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Read them all!
on 1 August 2016
I confess I hadn't noticed the continuity problems that others spotted - and they are substantial! This is slightly odd, as I read all five of the books after I'd seen that 'All Change' had been released in paperback (realising that to get the full 'hit' I'd need to read them all, in order). So the continuity lapses didn't bother me. Although it is very much a family saga, so much is going on in the present (the book's present, that is) that perhaps a nonagenarian author can be forgiven for forgetting some details. As others have said - less easy to forgive is an editor who let these things slip by. But then, are there even editors any more?
I found the book a fine conclusion to the series. The story of the Cazalets, across five books, is akin to the story of Widmerpool in 'A Dance to the Music of Time', across 12: a classic. Read them all!