Makes you wonder if Whispering Corner is set before Plague Pit. Still persevering although Kim Newman keeps getting in the way. The sheet episode was a tad underwhelming, but there's been a boffo seance, complete with Ouija action culminating in The Inevitable Exploding Glass. Looks like we're heading toward an intermission with Jonathan and his NZ doxie heading abroad for a break.
The bed sheet bit is weak isn't it and yet, perversely, after all these years its the one blessed thing in the book that sticks in my mind.
Anyway, I did finally manage to find a copy of the first volume in Alexander's Ythan quartet, after much searching. I'm not sure quite what I was expecting but apprentice toymakers and jesters questing for a vanished princess.....wasn't......really.....it. It does have a nice Stephen Bradbury cover to be sure but that only serves the sneaky purpose of dressing it up to look like the sort of thing that Peter Morwood was producing at the time, whereas this really seems more like an exercise in Krull-lite [not a good thing]. Still, musn't pre-judge I suppose. The proof of the pudding is in the eating after all. Only I think they'll be a number of feasts in tried and tested fantasy to gorge on first before I get around to discovering whether this odd concoction really is to my taste.
Just a quick note to say that I finally finished Whispering Corners. Not completely recommendable but it does have its moments, particularly when Jonathan discovers that, if he wants something to happen, if he writes it into the book, it just might - but perhaps not always in the way he intended. Certainly entertainingly daft, with some good stuff going on.