Comments: 6
Arsenic as birth control -- horrors never cease.

Btw, do you remember Lord Peter's casual reference to "those Styrian peasants" in the final confrontation scene in "Strong Poison"? I get a whole new sort of kick out of that scene ever since I read "A Is for Arsenic". :D
Lillelara 5 years ago
No, I cannot remember that... this screams for a reread ;).
It does. In fact, any reason is a good reason to revisit Lord Peter and Harriet Vane, I find ...
BrokenTune 5 years ago
Amen.
BrokenTune 5 years ago
Just... eeeww. But what is also surprising from the article is how long the custom kept going.
Lillelara 5 years ago
Old habits die hard ;). I wonder, though, where they got it from in the second half of the 20th century.