Posted by Mike Dennis on January 21, 2019 at 22:28:16 user MTD.
In Reply to: Re: Why did the Admiralty summon Cdr Walker to London? posted by Robin Selby on January 20, 2019 at 05:02:58:
To me, meta-fiction is a useful term to describe PD, ML and as has been suggested by others GN.
As you may remember, AR may not have used the exact term but he started the whole idea in his explanation of how 'Peter Duck' was created by the S&As during their winter stay on a wherry.
Just as PD is both a tribute to and reworking of 'Treasure Island' ML has its roots in real life events.
GN is slightly different, but the strong arguments for it being one are that most of the story was supplied by someone else and that it fits very awkwardly in the timeline of all the other books (and in relation to school holidays etc.)
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