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    Thrones, Dominations

    I am intimately acquainted with all the Wimsey novels and there are some minor factual errors. Talboys was in Hertfordshire, not on the edge of the fens, and the village was Paggleham, not Pagglesham. In Strong Poison I am pretty sure that Harriet herself told Wimsey severely that if anyone ever married him it would be for the pleasure of hearing him talk piffle. There are some instances of too-modern speech eg I am sure no one talked about upping the ante in 1936. I also think that neither Sayers nor Walsh had much real idea of how working class people speak. Rose says 'might of' instead of 'might have' and then a sentence later says 'might have'! 'Might've' would be more accurate. It's only recently that 'might of' has crept into modern English, probably owing to the lack of grammar taught in schools. I also don't think that Juliet Mango would have used a word like 'elicited' , in fact all her letters sound far too educated for her status in life. All that said, I'm being an anorak, and I enjoyed the book. I don't know which bits were Sayers and which Paton Walsh but I could guess. Good clean fun.
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    A Worthy Follower to Dorothy L Sayers.

    For all fond readers of Dorothy L Sayers it is nice to know that Peter and Harriet lived on. Jill Paton Walsh writes very well in the style of DLS and her plot hangs together well.
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    Thrones, Dominations

    A great read, it was like renewing acquaintance with old friends.
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    A Remarkable Achievement

    It is enough to say that I could not tell where Dorothy Sayers left off and Jill Paton Walsh took over.
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