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other five siblings (including my grandmother) were born, and where Rosa had remained after her marriage. [ 126 ] hH In December 1941, Leonie received permission to move to Marseilles, to await emigration. She was installed in the Hotel du Levant, one of a small number of detention hotels used to house women refugees and children who were preparing to emigrate. Refugees were permitted to go to Marseilles once they had received their foreign visas. The men were in nearby Les Milles detention camp. Nearly two thousand internees left Gurs to be located at centres of

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Elizabeth Fallaize

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Keeping up appearances
Kinneret Lahad

contributes in many ways to the increasing visibility of couplehood and family life. Yael Doron, a dating advisor, tells the story of a thirty-five-year-old single woman, which reveals the difficulties inherent in spending the holiday season with her family: I’m fed up. Everybody thinks that I should help, from early in the morning, with preparations for the festive meal. The reason is that all my siblings arrive with their life partners or children. I’m fed up that everybody assumes that I should wash the dishes and tidy up afterwards. The reason for this dynamic is that

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Jenny DiPlacidi

and gender made in this book has implications for the convention’s treatment in other works; how, for example, does sibling incest emerge in twentieth-century Gothic novels such as V. C. Andrews’s Flowers in the Attic (1979)? With what set of concerns are depictions of cousin incest, aestheticised violence and abuses of power engaged in Joyce Carol Oates’s First Love: A Gothic Tale

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Bonnie Clementsson

of the same biological nuclear family ( parent/child , full siblings ). The penal consequences of incest crimes have varied significantly over time, too. For instance, a sexual relationship between a man and his deceased wife's sister led to a fine during the Middle Ages, to capital punishment in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and to imprisonment in the nineteenth century, only to be completely decriminalised from 1872 onwards. Clearly, then, definitions of incest and the penal consequences of incest crimes have changed from one extreme to the other

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Janet Wolff

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, parenthood and family but also raises questions about the meaning of origin: ‘Has the rain a father . . . What womb brings forth the ice?’ (n.p.). God as the Creator is speaking in the extract, which seems to emphasise and solemnise the matter of origin, but, on the other hand, since the Bible verses are about creation, about entities that were never born, the epigraph also seems to suggest that once something is brought into the world it has no family except, perhaps, for the similarity that exists between siblings like water and ice. The clearest indication that family

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Steven Taylor

household chores or caring for younger siblings while their parents were at work. 26 In the case of this particular charitable home it might be assumed that the number of girls was a reflection of a middle-class desire to improve the respectability of the working poor and ‘improve’ the life chances of these individuals. Comments such as those that accompanied Annie C. who was impaired ‘owing to the careless habits of the mother – who drinks’, 27 or the statement that

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William G. Naphy

suggest that she was possessed.11 Although a dangerously reckless assertion, the judges seem 131 132 Burned alive 19 October–14 November 1617 Highway robbery, bestiality Pierre de la Rue, aged 46 Bestiality Child abuse, lesbianism, sex between minors Sodomy and acts against nature Jaquema Gonet (servant) and Esther, aged 15, and Nicolas, aged 8, Bodineau (siblings) Bestiality Bestiality Bestiality Pyramus Mermilliod, aged 16 or 17 François Bosson Highway robbery, bestiality Acquittal, beaten, executed 12–24 October 1559 Acquitted Not proven 28 February–16

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