[DWJ] Enchanted Glass in The Game
philip at axeside.co.uk
Thu Sep 18 09:17:10 EDT 2014
> needed to be repaired. I suppose, provided that it is the same shed, that
> the property could have come in Jocelyn Brandon's possession after all the
> aunts and cousins returned to the mythosphere. I'm not sure if it
> specifically mentions in The Game where that house is, so it could very
> well be the same as the one in Melstone, England in Enchanted Glass. I was
> wondering if anyone else had any thoughts or theories on this?
Wow! That I had not spotted.
My memories are fairly hazy, but I think that two points militate
against this: (a) I think the house where they all play the Game is in
Ireland, not England; and (b) the property at Melstone had been in the
Brandon family for some generations. It is a Brandon ancestor who was
forced to sign the concessions to Brown, and I imagine that keeping the
shed covered up (and in place, all that time) was part of this.
I think it more likely that that design of shed had a particular
purpose, and they crop up in various fields of care.
On a similar note, have I mentioned here before the connections between
Enchanted Glass and Time of the Ghost?
First, when Andrew visits O Brown, the misdirection spells try and fail
to send him down a road to Melford; this is the surname of the Ghost
family. Secondly, the Dream Landscape in TotG is very like the
landscape around Melstone. Not just the chalk downland: the "private
gallops keep out" could easily by Ronnie Stock's. I, however, would
hate to be the human agent looking after Monigan's field of care - a
role that the Melford girls seem to have taken on inadvertently.
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