A Puzzle From Bryant & May

Bryant and May


Sometimes I hide things in books (I don’t mean as my mother did, once using a haddock bone as a bookmark). I do this largely for my own amusement (it turns out), and in ‘The Burning Man’ I did something I’ve never done before – I added an homage. I thought it was pretty obvious, but even the editor didn’t notice it and I had to explain what I had done to him. On the very first page of the actual narrative (ie. afterRaymond Land’s staff pep-talk) there’s a very clear parody of another author’s work. Who is the author and what is it parodying?

The clue is in the picture.

PS I know you’ll spot it; feel free to show up my Oxford-educated editor!

3 comments on “A Puzzle From Bryant & May”

  1. Jo W says:

    Good morning,Admin. Would you be doffing your cap to Mr Charles Dickens,by any chance? In Bleak House it was a Meglosaurus lumbering along Holborn Hill,was it not. 😉

  2. admin says:

    You are of course on the nail, Jo – even to the correct name of the dinosaur!

  3. C Falconer says:

    No, didn’t get that reference but the bit about the socks being tucked into trousers puzzled me – I assume its something I don’t recognise. btw – I loved it – many thanks for writing this book.

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