Special Sub-Topic: Lord Peter Wimsey 1
|Which was the first Lord Peter Wimsey novel?|
Whose Body?. Dorothy Sayers was an early Oxford graduate who had been an advertising copywriter before her success in 1924 with Lord Peter Wimsey. By 1936 she had abandoned the stories in favour of her
|What is Lord Peter's full name?|
Peter Death Bredon Wimsey. He sometimes masqueraded as Death Bredon!
|Which novel deals with bell ringing?|
"Nine Tailors". Each novel tended to have a strong central theme accurately
researched, and, on occasion experienced, by Dorothy L. Sayers.
|Which novel deals with a holiday in Scotland?|
"Five Red Herrings". Some would argue that this is boring, owing to detailed information about train timetables, etc.; I would disagree.
|In which novel does Lord Peter play a game of cricket?|
"Murder Must Advertise". It would have been interesting to have Lord Peter face the
bowling of A.J. Raffles, the noted gentleman thief and literary
cricketer (from the stories by E.W. Hornung).
|What is Lord Peter's brother's name?|
Gerald. His brother, called a fat-headed booby, appears in "Clouds of Witness"
and is mentioned in several other stories.
|What is Lord Peter's butler/valet called?|
Bunter. Mervyn is an invaluable assistant to Lord Peter. An expert on photography and other topics, he is the detective equivalent of P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves".
|What is the name of Lord Peter's fiancee/wife?|
Harriet. Harriet Vane was played, most notably, by Harriet Walter in the
Edward Petherbridge series. Helen is the name of Gerald's wife,
Barbara is an early acquaintance of Lord Peter's, and Honoria is
|Which university did Lord Peter attend?|
Oxford. Balliol College: School of Modern History, according to his biography.
|What title does Lord Peter's brother hold?|
Duke of Denver. The title was inherited on the death of his father.
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