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Post  Pilgrim on Sat 14 Oct 2017, 11:20 pm

Land Girl Alison Smith was always a country girl at heart even spending her vacation time in a caravan in Kent. She readily admits to her new farm boss that as a shop girl in London where she sold garden furniture and picnic baskets she would think about the bucolic lifestyle, "I used to imagine my deckchairs and beautiful gardens. And my picnic baskets opened in the woods and fields." Alison compares the differences between living in London and Chillingbourne. Her conclusion is that honest hard work in the country far outweighs the sadness and ugliness of living in a big city.

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Post  Pilgrim on Mon 16 Oct 2017, 5:26 am

There were a number of reasons which influenced Susanna Foster to hire Alison.



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Post  Pilgrim on Mon 16 Oct 2017, 5:28 am

Mrs. Foster said to Bob Johnson on Saturday morning at the Hand of Glory that Alison was a great strong girl and was needed on the farm. Alison was in her early twenties, so obviously she was no weakling, but more important was that she had a great attitude with a genuine work ethic to match. Alison volunteered to be a Land Girl which means she wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty. Let's remember that before Alison went to her room at the Hand of Glory on Friday night, she was helping Albert Woodcock clean the beer glasses. Albert could not believe that a guest wanted to do "real work" as he put it. Alison also told Albert that her fiancé was the geologist who was working on the Pilgrims Road at the BEND which would have impressed him. So Albert no doubt would have passed on all that information to Mrs. Foster who woke-up the next morning determined to hire Alison.

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Post  Pilgrim on Mon 16 Oct 2017, 5:29 am

Alison's surname is SMITH, linking her to England's medieval artisans.



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Post  Pilgrim on Mon 16 Oct 2017, 5:31 am

Even after Alison established that Colpeper was the Glue Man, she showed no concern of his presence when she arrived on the hill, even with nobody about, and she was willing to sit right beside him in the long grass.

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Post  Pilgrim on Mon 16 Oct 2017, 5:33 am

In A Canterbury Tale, it's obvious that Alison was carrying a torch for Geoffrey, so the purpose of her walk to the BEND in the Pilgrims Road was to reconnect with her "dead" fiancé with whom she spent thirteen days in a caravan helping him "dig up the past." When Alison sees Canterbury Cathedral, her reconnection with Geoffrey merges with Geoffrey Chaucer's strong female character, "Alyson" - the well known Wife of Bath. The reconnection experience is complete when she hears manifestations of the sounds of the old pilgrims. Even though Alison's investigation exposed Colpeper as the Glue Man, she had a change of heart about his motives as can be seen when she admits to being mistaken about his character, "We have to dig to find out about people as well as roads."

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Post  Pilgrim on Mon 16 Oct 2017, 5:34 am

When Alison arrives in Canterbury she walks past a number of business signs. Not only the buildings have been bombarded, but also Alison, who is "bombarded" with signs as she makes her way to Rose Lane Garage.



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Post  Pilgrim on Mon 16 Oct 2017, 5:35 am

The multitude of signs Alison sees indicate that the businesses have not been destroyed, but have been relocated. The fact is those symbolic signs are "speaking" to her hinting of an incredible secret that will soon be revealed. As she walks the streets on her way to visit her caravan, Alison is not able to comprehend the meaning of the signs, but when she arrives at the garage which is within eyeshot of Canterbury Cathedral, she learns the wonderful news that Geoffrey was not killed, but is now living in Gibraltar.



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Post  Pilgrim on Mon 16 Oct 2017, 11:25 pm

Alison showed great determination to solve the Glue Man mystery. She was the only woman to join Bob Johnson and Peter Gibbs to bring the Glue Man to justice. If the village of Chillingbourne had a local newspaper, rather than just the radio and pub, Alison would have made the front page.

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