Oh my, that made me cry. I’m right in there and can feel the atmosphere and an amazing amount of tension. Irene’s a tough one though, a real Yorkshire stalwart. I love your monologues, the time/period element is captured and balanced so well and characters are beautifully painted.
Maybe things have changed? Maybe not? Probably the latter, and I feel shame and sadness for all those people, right now, who can’t find it in their hearts to get along with everyone.