Thrones, Dominations

Thrones, Dominations

Book - 1998
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Deemed "one of the greatest mystery writers of this century" by the Los Angeles Times, Dorothy L. Sayers first captivated readers nearly seventy years ago with her beloved sleuths Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane in the novel Stong Poison. In Busmans's Honeymoon, her last completed Wimsey/Vane novel, Lord Peter and Harriet culminated their partnership with marriage. Now Thrones, Dominations, Sayers' uncompleted last novel, satisfies the vast readership hungry to know what happened after the honeymoon. Here award-winning author Jill Paton Walsh picks up where Sayers left off, bringing Wimsey and Vane brilliantly to life in Sayers' unmistakable voice. Readers and reviewers are rejoicing at the return of this delightful sleuthing couple--as adept at solving a baffling murder mystery as they are a balancing the delicate demands of their loving union.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780312181963
0312181965
Branch Call Number: M/SAYE
Characteristics: 312p. 24cm.

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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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