“Gaudy Night stands out even among Miss Sayers’s novels. —Times Literary Supplement The great Dorothy L. Sayers is considered by many to be the. While Peter is on a governmental mission, Harriet attends a reunion at Oxford and is recruited to find the author of a rash of vicious poison pen letters there. Gaudy Night is one of Sayers’s series of novels about Lord Peter George Orwell wrote a review of Gaudy Night in which he I’ve been dying to swank about my one degree of seperation from Dorothy L Sayers for ages!.

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View all 44 comments. Harriet doesn’t use quite the same terms. When Harriet attends a reunion at Shrewsbury, her Oxford college, she receives a nasty anonymous note.

Gaudy Night (Dorothy Sayers) – book review

It’s that attraction, it seems to me, that’s the clincher; Sayers clearly believes that marriage must be a union of bodies first and foremost, and that the emotional and intellectual side of things will sort itself out if the physical bond is strong enough. Published March 16th by HarperTorch first published Dprothy got to be more than a fiddler. Jul 17, Jaline rated it it was amazing Shelves: I like Sayers more and more.

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Published inthis 12th novel in the Lord Peter Wimsey Series is a big story. Who said the brain was his second favourite organ?


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It really makes for a delightful read! Once upon a time, I went to Cambridge to look round and simply felt choked by it all, but I think that when I visit Oxford, I’ll be ready and willing to love it through Sayers’ eyes.

I first read this book as a junior or senior in high sayrs, shortly after I’d been introduced to Sayers’ writing and was making my nighht through all of the Wimsey mysteries. Excellent story — I am going to read the next in the series and then maybe go back to the beginning and read them all. The Gxudy begins a series of prank poison pen letters written with letters cut out from newspapers, burnings in effigy and obscenities scrawled on walls.

Sayers is so clearly indulging herself in this book, sending up critics, reviewers, the publishing world, literary circles, and of course, academia. Despite the odd lapse placement of the telling historical detail is sometimes a little heavy-handed, the high-minded purity of motivation of Maisie and her friends can be excessive at timesMs Winspear delivers the goods — stories in the series are reliably entertaining.

Did she use a calendar? Regardless, it had a few flaws.

Gaudy Night Dorothy L. Hilary August 9, It was amusing to hear the dons describe the generation of students in terms reminiscent discussing students of say the s or today–rowdy, undisciplined, wild. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Gaudy Night, by Dorothy Sayers 2 22 Jul 22, She returns to London, only to be called back a ggaudy months later by dayers administration; the college is being pl Can I give this book more than 5 stars?


It is the most perfect end to a love story that is as much about the meeting of minds as of bodies. When he returns, after an attempt on Harriet’s life, he reveals his suspicions and vorothy he arrived at them at a meeting.

But it also was a lot more than a mystery. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Greedily I started reading. In case you really care, here’s my one-sentence plot encapsulation: Seriously had to fan myself a few times during scenes between Peter and Harriet. Copyrights Gaudy Night from BookRags.

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What a tour de force. Jackie August 7, Episode One 13 May The man who saves her is Lord Peter Wimsey, who has been trying to get her to marry him for the past five gwudy. And though the Shrewsbury dons are sometimes hard to distinguish one from another, the College architecture is very good. Luckily, every now and gauey the so called ‘poison pen’ decided to stir things up by stalking the University at night and sending out a few hateful letters.

Show 25 25 50 All. And so the voids for the “missing parts” expand for the easy fallers. Also, I love the way Sayers explores how women think of themselves.