I apologize for the late posting. I was on vacation and I bet you were, too. Anyhow, we'll get an introduction to two famous characters, Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Wimsey.
What: Takoma Park Book Club September - Thrillers
When: September 17,[masked]:30 PM
8040 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring , MD 20910
Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers is the book of the month. Wikipedia summarizes it: "The women of Harriet Vane's alma mater, Shrewsbury College (a thinly veiled take on Sayers' own Somerville College), have invited her back to attend the much anticipated 'Gaudy' celebrations. However, the mood soon turns sour when a malicious lunatic begins defacing the all-female establishment with obscene graffiti, as well as destroying important manuscripts, sending dark messages to several people and crafting vile effigies. Desperate to avoid a possible murder on campus, Harriet asks her old friend Wimsey to investigate.
"Gaudy" derives from the Latin gaudium and Old French gaudie, meaning "merry-making" or "enjoyment". A college gaudy is a dinner; in this case an annual reunion one. The phrase "gaudy night" is taken from Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra:
Let's have one other gaudy night: call to me / All my sad captains; fill our bowls once more / Let's mock the midnight bell.
?Antony and Cleopatra, Act III scene 11 line 182"
Sorry for the late posting - I was on vacation. But B.A. says this is a quick read.
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