Gaudy Night

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Harriet Vane has never dared to return to her old Oxford college. Now, despite her scandalous life, she has been summoned back . . .

  At first she thinks her worst fears have been fulfilled, as she encounters obscene graffiti, poison pen letters and a disgusting effigy when she arrives at sedate Shrewsbury College for the 'Gaudy' celebrations.

  But soon, Harriet realises that she is not the only target of this murderous malice - and asks Lord Peter Wimsey to help.

'I admire her novels ... she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail' P. D. James

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Her books are English Literature at its best. Her plots are finely tuned and her Lord Peter Wimsey is delightful ( THe Times (letter))

I admire her novels . . . she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail ( Ruth Rendell)

She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit. ( P. D. James)

A truly great storyteller ( Minette Walters)

D. L. Sayers is one of the best detective story writers. ( E. C. Bentley, Daily Telegraph)

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A full cast dramatisation starring the wonderful Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey in a role that he has made his own both on television and radio. Joanna David plays Wimsey's alta-ego and is a magnificent Harriet Vane. For any Sayers/Lord Peter Wimsey fan the end of the piece is truly moving. The release also provides bonus material from P D James and Jill Paton Walsh, and it is fascinating to hear the opinions of two of our leading crime writers discussing Dorothy L Sayers work with their unique insight.

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