Posted by Alex Forbes on October 23, 2017 at 10:08:37 user Pitsligo.
In Reply to: Re: Missee Lee (was 15lb Pike caught in Martham) posted by Martin Honor on October 23, 2017 at 00:43:31:
"And you may, yourselves, have read in the newspapers how the people of St. Mawes, in Cornwall, woke one morning to find a little Chinese junk, with a monkey at the masthead, anchored off their harbor mouth."
We read ML at the same age, and with the same ignorance that it was metafiction. It was my favorite at the time; I literally read the (dust) cover off the book (it's now tucked inside the boards). However, it is now one of those I don't read much at all.
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