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Busman's Honeymoon [Paperback]

Dorothy L. Sayers
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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: New English Library; Reprint edition (1975)
  • ISBN-10: 0450018008
  • ISBN-13: 978-0450018008
  • ASIN: B00CHM4WKI
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 11.4 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 937,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Last completed novel containing Harriet Vane. 23 Feb 2005
By bernie TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
The title "Busman's Honeymoon" is sort of a play on words. Look up busman's holiday in the dictionary. In fact it was a play that was also made into a movie "Hunted Honeymoon" (1940) starring Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings. There are still some short stories and a novel finished by someone else; however Busman's Honeymoon is the last of the novel series containing Harriet Vane. Some of the short stories are "The Haunted Policeman" and "Talboys."
The book starts off with a series of letters from well-known friends of the couple, described previous in Dorothy L. Sayers' novels. They bring you up to date while describing the wedding of Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. Some of the charters are just referenced yes it ought on and you will have to have read the previous novels for fuller detail.
The primary thrust of this novel is the relationship between Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. With exquisite descriptions of their life and the English environment in which they live. Oh yes, there is also a mystery. However the mystery does not overshadow the rest of the story.
One of the most important overlooked items in most descriptions of this book is the expanded explanation of the history and relationship of Bunter to Lord Peter.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Love Story with Detective Interruptions. 18 Oct 2004
Format:Paperback
Far be it from me to review this, I would just like to enthuse. Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane get married, dodge the press and wind up at a semi derelict house for their honeymoon (Harriet's choice).
In his essay in the collection 'Pearls Are a Nuisance', Raymond Chandler (Penguin, 1964) refers to far-fetched plots in English detective novels, in particular one involving a plant holder... Not to give away the ending, but if the plot lacks an edge, the romance does not and, at times, it is genuinely funny.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Errors in a classic 28 Jun 2012
By BrigidC - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is an old friend - I have it on my shelves and wanted to take it on holiday with me, which means Kindle. However, I am really disappointed with the number of errata in this edition - someone did a really lousy job of proof-reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Last completed novel containing Harriet Vane. 26 Dec 2013
By bernie - Published on Amazon.com
The title "Busman's Honeymoon" is sort of a play on words. Look up busman's holiday in the dictionary. In fact it was a play that was also made into a movie "Haunted Honeymoon" (1940) starring Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings. There are still some short stories and a novel finished by someone else; however Busman's Honeymoon is the last of the novel series containing Harriet Vane. Some of the short stories are "The Haunted Policeman" and "Talboys."

The book starts off with a series of letters from well-known friends of the couple, described previous in Dorothy L. Sayers' novels. They bring you up to date while describing the wedding of Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. Some of the charters are just referenced yes it ought on and you will have to have read the previous novels for fuller detail.

The primary thrust of this novel is the relationship between Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. With exquisite descriptions of their life and the English environment in which they live. Oh yes, there is also an intriguing mystery for the couple to solve. However the mystery does not overshadow the rest of the story.

One of the most important overlooked items in most descriptions of this book is the expanded explanation of the history and relationship of Bunter to Lord Peter.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Top Drawer, Old Girl! TOP DRAWER! 23 July 2014
By Lawrence D. Wade - Published on Amazon.com
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This was "my first" (first of a half-dozen or so, so far), of the "Lord Peter Wimsey" novels - my "introduction", as it were, to the aristocratic sleuth, his new wife, his family, his man Bunter, and his circle of colleagues and devotees.
As a result of the intoxicating - virtually addictive - nature of Ms. Sayers' creative talents, I am currently well into her #10, the perfectly delectable _Murder Must Advertise_.
Each of these novels has a personality all unto itself - as can rarely be said of such serial portrayals; rare, indeed, is the creative genius capable of employing a central cast of characters while weaving such original plots, from one tale to the next, through more than a dozen captivating tales!
_...Honeymoon_ might be thought of, like its immediate predecessor, _Gaudy Night_, as among the more psychologically-in-depth exploratory, or, "cerebral" novels of this truly immortal series.
Any way you slice it, to the lover of mystery tales AND to the admirer of what I choose to call "Brit-Wit" (i.e., the cleverly dry linguistic wit of such as P. G. Wodehouse, its consummate master), Ms. Sayers will abide eternally as a true genius of both modalities.
LONG LIVE WIMSEY!
LONG LIVE SAYERS!
(But be warned - if you read ONE Wimsey tale, you'll be hooked for life!)
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 14 July 2014
By Judith Santa Cruz - Published on Amazon.com
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Absolutely wonderful!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Last completed novel containing Harriet Vane. 22 May 2013
By bernie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The title "Busman's Honeymoon" is sort of a play on words. Look up busman's holiday in the dictionary. In fact it was a play that was also made into a movie "Haunted Honeymoon" (1940) starring Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings. There are still some short stories and a novel finished by someone else; however Busman's Honeymoon is the last of the novel series containing Harriet Vane. Some of the short stories are "The Haunted Policeman" and "Talboys."

The book starts off with a series of letters from well-known friends of the couple, described previous in Dorothy L. Sayers' novels. They bring you up to date while describing the wedding of Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. Some of the charters are just referenced yes it ought on and you will have to have read the previous novels for fuller detail.

The primary thrust of this novel is the relationship between Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. With exquisite descriptions of their life and the English environment in which they live. Oh yes, there is also an intriguing mystery for the couple to solve. However the mystery does not overshadow the rest of the story.

One of the most important overlooked items in most descriptions of this book is the expanded explanation of the history and relationship of Bunter to Lord Peter.

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