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I’m taking a star away on account of how confused I got about the damn bells.

The Nine Tailors (Lord Peter Wimsey, #11) by Dorothy L. Sayers

However, given that it was written by Sayers, I would say that there is more to this book than jus I picked this one up because the adult education group at my Church read it before its June meeting. Jan 23, Alan rated it it was amazing.

Then, from the faint, sweet tubular chimes of the clock overhead, the sayera quarters and the twelve strokes of midnight. Out of the hunt, middle, in and out at 5, right, middle, wrong, right, middle and into the hunt 4 times repeated.

Well, at least the Esmeralda part Toll-toll-toll; and a pause; toll-toll-toll; and a pause; toll-toll-toll; the nine tailors, or teller-strokes, that mark the passing of a man. Rescued by the Rector, they learn of a mystery involving stolen Emeralds which piques Lord Peter’s interest and sets him on the very convoluted trail of the thief.


Lovers of mystery novels But it was so long ago that I only remember the bells. Where I got the book; from my bookshelf. Spinola by Ernest Bramah. Will Thoday 3 episodes, Lots of hints, maybe, of the you-better-not-anger-the-bells variety hide spoiler ] –but as murder mysteries go, I find it unsatisfactory. The chapters also use leitmotivs from church bell ringing expositions.

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The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers

It had me searching for recordings of change ringing it also helped me “get” Richard Thompson’s “Time to Ring Some Changes”, a small thing but there it is. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The Story of Dorothy L. I was ahead of Peter at one point view spoiler [in terms of the corpse’s identity hide spoiler ] and that was a disappointment. Book Fox vulpes libris: Jul 07, Elizabeth Rowntree rated it it was amazing. Quotes [ Lord Peter guesses that two suspects have run away to get married in secret ] Lord Peter Wimsey: Take it as read that I love and recommend all the Whimsey books and ,and yes,the sayesr is down with the hyper-romantic H.

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Notify me of new posts via email. I was gobbling sajers Livy, Suetonius, Plato, Homer, and Thucydides at the same time I read this, so “learning new stuff” isn’t like the cooties for me.

Now, one of the bells in NIne Tailors is called Nkne Thomas, and we are told that a long ago Abbott Thomas had the bell made and in stalled.

Neither can explain how he had in fact died. View all 4 comments.

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Full Cast and Crew. I think it absolutely amazing that Sayers can provide such a good characterization of someone whose primary dialog is “Very good, my lord. Subscribe to this site’s feed via FeedBurner or click here for an email subscription. David Boyd February 3, Ezra Wilderspin 2 episodes, It needs to be admitted here that, having finished the book, I inne don’t really understand all the bellringer shop-talk that goes on in the novel. Feb 03, Fiona rated it liked it Shelves: Mussolini and the Emperor of Explore popular and recently added Nlne series available to stream now with Prime Video.


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The Nine Tailors

It appears that the dead man may in fact be Cobbleigh, Cranton having killed him after retrieving the emeralds. Geller Many people would not consider Nine Tailors to be the best Wimsey nover. As a child and young teenager, Sayers lived on the southern edge of the Fens at Bluntisham -cum-Earith, where her father was rector. While a murder mystery, it is an exposition of English Church Bell ringing, chiming over the English Marshland Fens and the English society.

If you read no other Dorothy L. I like the idea of taking poetry into everyday places with a personal touch. Please enter a suggested description.