Thursday, November 12, 2009

Have His Carcase

The first lines of this Dorothy Sayers mystery:
The best remedy for a bruised heart is not, as so many people seem to think, repose on a manly bosom. Much more efficacious are honest work, physical activity, and the sudden acquisition of wealth.
I could go on (okay, the next sentence starts: After having been acquitted of murdering her lover...) This is the right sort of book for reading as winter sets in. Or listening in the car to the audio version read by Ian Carmichael, who gets every voice (including the Honorable Sir Freddy and the crusty female dons in Gaudy Night and Sir Peter alternately foppish and war-wounded and very intelligent and Harriet Vane bright and independent and finally, in love).

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