Thrones, Dominations

Thrones, Dominations

Book - 1998
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It is 1936 and Lord Peter Wimsey has returned from his honeymoon to set up home with his cherished new wife, the novelist Harriet Vane. As they become part of fashionable London society they encounter the glamorous socialite Rosamund Harwell and her wealthy impressario husband Laurence. Unlike the Wimseys, they are not in love - and all too soon, one of them is dead. A murder case that only Lord Peter Wimsey can solve.
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1998.
ISBN: 9780340684566
Branch Call Number: SAY
Characteristics: 312 p.
Additional Contributors: Paton Walsh, Jill 1937-

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karinmcgeorge
Oct 30, 2014

It seems to me that whenever anyone besides Sayers undertakes Peter Wimsey's personality, the effort is doomed to fail. Both Sayers and her creation, Wimsey, are too smart and too subtle. Tom Cruise trying to play the character of Jack Reacher comes to mind. Imitators have Wimsey coming off as rather nasty and smarty-pants, lacking the enormous depth of culture and compassion that makes the creation work.

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miaone
Jun 03, 2014

This is a beautiful, heart wrenching story that is primarily about Harriet's efforts to fit into the Wimsey tribe. The love Peter shows for Harriet is breath taking. I love this book and this love story.
I think Jill Paton Walsh did a wonderful job of completing Sayers' novel. If you're new to Dorothy Sayers, I would suggest you read all the other Wimsey books before you start with the series that includes Harriet, which is Strong Poison. That way you have a clear idea of just who the man is, and how his relationship with his family and with Bunter have evolved over many years.

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TahsisJudy
Apr 24, 2014

Very disappointing that this title is "not available" for borrowing! why?

EuSei Jan 07, 2013

I don’t think Mrs. Walsh was up to the task of filling Mrs. Sayer’s shoes. Still, this is an entertaining boo. The book is a bit too slow and the crime only takes place half way through. There was an exchange in this book that almost made me choke on my ice-cream while I read it. Lady Mary and Harriet are reading the news of Hitler and commenting on Mussolini. Then Lady Mary makes this absurd comment: “At least it should teach people that it’s the right they have to be afraid of, not the left.” Yet both Hitler and Mussolini were lefties… I suggest people who never read Sayers to start with this book—although it should be the last one of the series—so they can value the difference and enjoy more her style. I love her Peter Wimsey series and this is the one I liked the least so far—and for obvious reasons.

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"She thinks my eyebrows are amusing."
"Oh, that accounts for it. Mine have been a sad disappointment to her. In fact, I have never asked you how you came to find acceptable eyebrows as pallid and faint as mine."

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