Friday, June 10, 2011

Book: The Annotated Whose Body by Dorothy Sayers

Whose Body, The Annotated Edition, by Caroline Miniscule (i.e. me!)

This is just an announcement for you Dorothy Sayers fans. I'm sure you enjoy her books...but you could enjoy them more if you knew what all that French, Latin, and various 1920s references meant, eh?
Whose Body, with Lord Peter Wimsey as the amateur detective, was Dorothy Sayers first novel, published in 1923. While it is as enjoyable today as it was back in the 1920s, many of the references Sayers makes throughout the book aren't immediately clear to today's readers - especially those in the United States.

For example, at one point Wimsey says to his mother, "You're a brick." He means it as a compliment. Why? Well, way back in ancient Greece, King Lycurgus of Sparta was asked why there were no defensive walls around his city. 'There are Sparta's walls,' he replied, pointing at his soldiers, 'and every man is a brick.'"

Increase your enjoyment of Whose Body? 100-fold with this annotated edition. The annotations are placed right in the text, bolded, so that it's easy to pass over them if you're not interested in a particular entry.

Then, when you've finished the annotated edition, the book is repeated again, with no annotations, so it can be read simply. Two books for the price of one!

Amazon Kindle:

B&N Nook

and don't forget my science fiction novel, The Coldest Equations, is also available for both the Nook and Kindle, and for only $2.99 you can't go wrong by giving it a try!

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