Friday, 18 May 2012
The Stones of Spookiness
Panda was delighted because they all turned out to be Panda-sized.
I'm sure there was a bigger set of them somewhere - but time was getting on and we had to head north. Very nice to see, anyhow. Though it would have been nice to find Amelia Rumford and her suspect friend Vivien doing a bit of lurking about. A sausage sandwich and a cup of tea would have been smashing, too.
On Tuesday evening I was returning to Manchester on the train from London with both these books - having a wonderful time, so that the journey evaporated into the darkness outside. Penelope Lively writes so beautifully and atmospherically. Outside of 'The Ghost of Thomas Kempe', I don't think I've read her before. Now I want to read them all, in order.