30.4.13

BUSMAN’S HONEYMOON, by Dorothy L. Sayers

6?/series. The fabulous follow-up to Gaudy Nights will leave you swooning with delight from the first pages to the last. Lord Peter Wimsey bites the marital dust, and with his usual exquisite style. This is how a honeymoon should go (no, not the murder in the honeymoon home and its inquest, nor the press, nor the police, nor the shotguns up the chimney), but the meshing of two very individual lives with care and tenderness and concern. The comic moments - and there are a lot of them - will have you howling, the tender ones reaching for the next Dove miniature. I love this author! She's a little bit of work but worth it. It’s a 5+ and an exquisite, intellectual read, loaded with humor and tenderness. Book groups could try this.