I had thought A Ravelled Flag was a bad case of second child syndrome - so many people had dandled the SSB that there was no energy left to coo over the new arrival. Perhaps it was almost poor taste to have pubished another so soon. I wasn't quite right, Some people like ARF less than the SSB. Others, I discovered, liked it MORE!
Bridget Carrington in IBBYlink seemed to understand completely what I'd been trying to do and Sam Jefferson in Sailing Today had a lovely phrase about ghetting in touch with one's "inner teenager". And, just as I was digesting these, along comes Peter Willis with the most fabulous review of the lucky third child, Ghosting Home, in the latest edition of that magnificant organ, Sam Llewellyn's Marine Quarterly