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Things That I’ve Been Reading

This could otherwise be titled “the mostly Lord Peter Wimsey” edition. As well as these books I’ve read two I was sent to review. Those reviews will be up later in the week.

The Attenbury Emeralds by Jill Paton Walsh

This is the last of the Wimsey books. I don’t know why I read it out of order but I did. In fact I read it in one afternoon and really enjoyed it. One particular plot point really drew me in and got me worked up. This is the first book in a very long time that I finished and then immediately went back to reread bits of. However some of the language annoyed me as if it had been written by Sayers and published at the time I doubt it would have been included.

Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers
A very long, quite good addition to the series. It focuses more on Harriet Vane than Lord Peter which I liked. It did have a serious lack of Bunter though which was disappointing. This is set in Oxford and it was fun to see places I know or recognise mentioned, I was in Oxford myself the day after
I finished it which added to that.

Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers

This is pretty much a direct sequel to Gaudy Night and although I read it last year I wanted to read it again. I think it’s my favourite of the books. Enough said.

Thrones, Denominations by Dorothy L Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh

Not a brilliant book. It’s good but compared to the rest of the series it’s a little mediocre perhaps. I did love the subplot involving Bunter though.

A Presumption of Death by Jill Paton Walsh

This is a really good book. Back on form. I would quite like to read more about the Wimseys in the war but alas it doesn’t exist. Still, there’s always fanfic.

The Unpleasantness at The Bellona Club by Dorothy L Sayers

Back earlier in the series for this one as I didn’t have it originally. It took me ages to figure this out and I don’t think I had it down completely at the end in terms of the crime. Nice and meaty.

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