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  1. says:

    This is going to be long I read Thrones Dominations not too long after it first came out; this is a second reading and first review Of Thrones Dominations Dorothy L Sayers had written six rough chapters and devised a plot diagram in coloured inks When sixty years later a brown paper parcel containing a copy of the manuscript turned up in her agent's safe in London her literary trustees commissioned Jill Paton Walsh to complete it

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    This should be great fun for most fans of Lord Peter WimseyReview of Kindle editionPublication date March 15 1999Publisher St Martin's PaperbacksLanguage EnglishASIN B005J52SJ2527 pagesNo less an authority than Ruth Rendell said that it is impossible to tell where Dorothy Sayers ends and Jill Paton Walsh begins Many ot

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    Dorothy L Sayers abandoned her Lord Peter Wimsey novels for the most part some 20 years before she died but she left a half completed Lord Peter Wimsey novel Jill Paton Walsh hired to finish the novel captures Say

  4. says:

    This was enjoyable I read it within a 24 hour period off and on between cominggoing and a dozen other physical tasks And it still kept its integrity cognition feel for tone that is periodplace and personality uniue through

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    Last year I finally read all of the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries and enjoyed them thoroughly In fact I missed Wimsey so much that when a book group I am a member of suggested reading the novels written with the involvement of Jill Paton Walsh I was tempted However I had read the first Sophie Hannah so called Poirot seuel and been horribly disappointed Reading friends assured me that these were much better and

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    I ended up just skim reading this in the end Jill Paton Walsh just doesn't have the same skill with the characters that Sayers had although I have enjoyed one or two of Walsh's other novels and it's just it's not really Peter and Harriet somehow I remember reading that Sayers ended up stuck with the plot of this one hence never finishing it in my own writing I've always followed the line that if I'm really resistant to writing something the

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    Once you get it in your head that you're reading fan fiction this isn't a horrible book Trouble is I read and write fan fiction and I've read better stuff than this Sayers' style isn't easy and while Paton Walsh had notes and even some actual text to go off the dialog often feels forced as does the attempt to

  8. says:

    Nice enough uaint Comfortable reunion with characters that I loved fiercely in my younger years I read and re read all the Lord Peter Wimsey novels so many times I have had this one here sitting on my shelf for uite a while Yes nice e

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    Dorothy Sayers stopped writing detective fiction in the late 1930's Busman's Honeymoon was published in 1937 She sketched out the plot for a Lord Peter Harriet Vane mystery set in the early months of Lord Peter and Harriet

  10. says:

    If you really really like Dorothy L Sayers you might in a fit of grief after finishing all her Peter Wimsey books

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Thrones Dominations Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane #1

Sh to complete itThe result is this accomplished and ingenious novel worthy of the mistress of the golden age of the crime novel at her very bestIt is 1936 and Lord Peter Wimsey has returned from his honeymoon to set up home with his cherished new wife the novelist Harriet Vane. I ended up just skim reading this in the end Jill Paton Walsh just doesn t have the same skill with the characters that Sayers had although I have enjoyed one or two of Walsh s other novels and it s just it s not really Peter and Harriet somehow I remember reading that Sayers ended up stuck with the plot of this one hence never finishing it in my own writing I ve always followed the line that if I m really resistant to writing something there s something wrong with it which just plugging away at it won t fix Walsh probably did an admirable job of deciding where Sayers had meant the story to go but that doesn t mean that s what Sayers would have eventually done with it and I think it would be the better for an author who felt able to just mess around with it rather than someone constrained by being true to a different author s original idea There s a reason stories develop as they re writtenI m not sure if I m going to bother with A Presumption of Death and The Attenbury Emeralds at all I haven t read The Attenbury Emeralds at all but I have plenty of things I should be reading Maybe Busman s Honeymoon is where I should leave Peter and Harriet

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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. Nice enough uaint Comfortable reunion with characters that I loved fiercely in my younger years I read and re read all the Lord Peter Wimsey novels so many times I have had this one here sitting on my shelf for uite a while Yes nice enough but not compelling enough to finish Read half of it and then had it lying around my coffee table for a month Surmised that I won t finish it any and proceeded to read the last two chapters for some closure Loved the Author s Note at the end These characters are like very old good friends

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Dorothy L Sayers began writing Thrones Dominations her thirteenth Lord Peter Wimsey novel in 1936 then set it aside When a fragment forgotten for many years was found in her agent’s safe the trustees of the Sayers estate decided to ask the distinguished novelist Jill Paton Wal. Dorothy L Sayers abandoned her Lord Peter Wimsey novels for the most part some 20 years before she died but she left a half completed Lord Peter Wimsey novel Jill Paton Walsh hired to finish the novel captures Sayers voice so admirably in Thrones Dominations that the reader can t tell where Sayers ends or Walsh begins no greater praiseIn this novel set in 1936 with Edward VIII stumbling onto the throne Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane return to London following the tumultuous honeymoon detailed in Busman s Honeymoon 1937 Walsh mingles references to the anxiety provoked by the upcoming war and a feckless new king with a neat mystery and a commentary on the changed nature of marriage in the 20th century just the sort of philosophically tinged narrative one would expect from Sayers As to the mystery extremely beautiful but silly Rosamund Harwell has been rescued by the wealthy Laurence Harwell from her life as a manneuin in a dress shop The Harwells coo and bill like love birds even after two years of marriage making them the talk of London When Rosamund goes off to Rose Cottage in Hampton for a respite she turns up dead smothered to death Lord Peter s brother in law Detective Inspector Charles Parker calls him in to assist in the investigation and Lord Peter immediately begins to point out some odd aspects to the case While I thoroughly loved the cleverly plotted mystery itself what truly delighted me was the exploration of Harriet Vane s life as a new bride Like modern women since she struggles to juggle the demands of home family and her work as a novelist much like Sayers herself I also loved the scenes featuring the snobbish overbearing Helen Duchess of Denver wife of Lord Peter s dim witted elder brother as she tries to steer her sister in law out of her career a working wife being anathema in the aristocracy into a life of parties with only the right people bullying servants paying visits to other wives and producing children in other words the life expected of the decorative wife of a member of the peerage The inevitable clash proved delicious beyond words Helen has never approved of Harriet and her scandalous past and I look forward to see how the relations between these two strong willed women will play out in future books Thrones Dominations gives readers hope of many years of Lord Peter and Harriet Vane I ve already bought The Attenbury Emeralds and the newest The Late Scholar but I don t have the immediate seuel A Presumption of Death yet Now to find the time to read all these

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 367
  • Thrones Dominations Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane #1
  • Dorothy L. Sayers
  • English
  • 15 May 2019
  • 9780340684566

About the Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Dorothy Leigh Sayers was a renowned British author translator student of classical and modern languages and Christian humanistDorothy L Sayers is best known for her mysteries a series of novels and short stories set between World War I and World War II that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey However Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divina Co