|What Book? 13
All of these quotes were from a single
book, Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers. I didn't plan it that
way; I was looking for the quote about the chessmen and was overwhelmed by
twitter-sized quotes. So I just stuck with the one book, close to the last of
the books about Lord Peter, and in fact close to the end of Dorothy Sayers'
mystery writing career.
Dorothy Sayers was a Christian scholar, one of the first
women to receive a degree from Oxford, and the story is set in a fictitious
women's college in that University. Lord Peter has been wooing Harriet (a
mystery writer) ever since her first appearance in Strong Poison, and she also played a pivotal role in Have
His Carcase. This book is as much a romance
as a mystery.
thing a principle does is to kill somebody."
confidante has a very heavy and thankless task."
to prove that even minor poetry may have its practical purposes."
them, and you gave them to me."
that matter, if it made a good book?"
protective male? He was being about as protective as a can-opener."
And my one different book and author: "Guiltily, he reached for the damaged tissues and began Healing the injury."