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Alan B. posts on 10/4/2010 3:12:16 PM Cassandra - whose review ... mine? It's been a while since I reviewed any Sayers on my site or any other so I can't remember if I've done that title. If it's not my review, ignore this post :)
Cassandra Morrison posts on 10/1/2010 10:13:12 AM Why does your review page of FIVE RED HERRINGS say the story is set in"Ireland?" It's set in Scotland. In the town of Kirkcudbright (pronounced kir-COO-bree). You might wish to correct that.
Peter posts on 12/7/2009 4:03:37 PM Chris, I expect you'll find that in Gaudy night when they go punting on the river, or somewhere in Busman's Honeymoon.



Chris posts on 6/13/2009 4:36:43 PM Pardon my topic derailment, but I’m searching for the passage by Miss Sayers in which Lord Peter falls asleep while Harriet observes him, and the narration says something about it only being in sleep that our true feelings for that individual are known. Strong poison or Whose Body, I believe. Would anyone be kind enough to assist?
Alan B. posts on 6/8/2009 4:11:11 PM I'd be happy to offer interpretation of any of the social customs of the time. My latin is rusty but ... Lord Peter: "Placetne, magistra?" Harriet: "Placet." Trans: "If it please you, Mistress?" "It is pleasing". One of my petty irritations with Sayers is her dropping quotations, with an almost condescending snobbery.
Adaa posts on 4/21/2009 1:23:03 PM I just finished reading Gaudy Night and enjoyed the dialoge and pace of the story. I do get confused with the vernacular and would like to know how to translate some of the idioms and customs of the times. And lastly what was Harriets response to Peter, I do not know any latin.
Lee posts on 11/29/2006 7:43:32 PM i think she could have written a series that included one or more of Peter Wimsey's sons.
michael posts on 10/31/2006 9:10:29 AM hi, I'm from Holland. is there anybody who knows who the murder is? If you know, can you please send me the answer to my e-mail? I hope you understand my message.
windy stout posts on 10/5/2005 3:45:50 PM I just spent a lot of time listening to this book on audio...The end of the tape was near and it BROKE..Please someone e-mail me..who was the killer???
janeite posts on 7/12/2005 12:48:42 AM Alan, I think you've described exactly my impression of this book. It just didn't have the "tone" of a DLS novel. But I did read it with interest and enjoyed thinking about how Harriet and Peter's married life would be. The parts about them were better than the parts about the murder victim. This book even had the unrepentant old rascal, Peter's uncle Delgardie. It did have some fun parts.
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