Books: A Splosher and a Dauber ; Matthew Sweet Delights in a Devilishly Clever Homage to Wilkie Collins, John Ruskin and JMW Turner
Sweet, Matthew, The Independent (London, England)
The Dark Clue
By James Wilson
FABER pounds 10.99
A sequel to The Woman in White. Sounds a terrible idea, doesn't it? You can imagine the massed membership of the Wilkie Collins Society dropping their laudanum bottles in horror. ("The bloated body of Count Isidor Ottavio Baldassare Fosco rose from the slab, revived by a miraculous bon-bon smuggled into the mortuary by one of his faithful white mice...") Mercifully, James Wilson's The Dark Clue is more a case of Wide Sargasso Sea than H: The Story of Heathcliff's Journey Back to Wuthering Heights. It is a devilishly clever book, for, rather than producing a straight pastiche, Wilson has written an …
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Publication information: Article title: Books: A Splosher and a Dauber ; Matthew Sweet Delights in a Devilishly Clever Homage to Wilkie Collins, John Ruskin and JMW Turner. Contributors: Sweet, Matthew - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: May 13, 2001. Page number: 44. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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