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Or it might just be the wrong biography (if this author is getting a detail as important as this one wrong, there's every chance it is). Try Barbara Reynolds -- hers is considered the "go-to" Sayers biography and she also edited Sayers's letters, in which she was able to include previously- unpublished material after gaining the trust of Sayers's son, who made his correspondence with his mother available to her.

Though, that "book hangover" gif ... yeah. Particularly after THAT book! Not sure there is a cure for it in this instance. And "Busman's Honeymoon" isn't it, either. It's not bad once it's settled down into what it wants to be (and there are some great "married couple" exchanges), but no dice on "Gaudy Night".
BrokenTune 3 years ago
I can't read Busman's Honeymoon right now. Too soon.
And the Reynolds bio hasn't arrived, yet, ... it is on the way, tho.

Yeah, I stumbled across this description in the introduction, after the author declared himself to be a fan of the Wimsey novels, and it was an instant - oh, dear, here we go...I really can't right now.
Don't! Read something that doesn't have anything to do with Sayers -- I found it was the only thing that helped, after having finished "Gaudy Night" for the first time.
Totally get the book hangover. I get it even when moving from one book to the next in the same series, which is why I sometimes break up my series reading. I'm currently reading through the Expanse books (on 3 of 7), and I had to pause after the last one because it just left me reeling.
BrokenTune 3 years ago
The book hangover is a real thing. :) Usually, I don't find it too bad with series because I would just move to the next book (and then suffer when the series ends), but with this particular's going to be a struggle.

Btw, hello! Thanks for following back!
I normally tear through series, too. But this one is quite intense (and each book is 500+ pages!), and I almost feel like I need to catch my breath! :D

And hello to you too! :)
BrokenTune 3 years ago
That makes a lot of sense. It sounds like you're enjoying the series, tho. That's the main thing.
Hol 3 years ago
Ugh, book hangovers.
BrokenTune 3 years ago
In this case, it is so worth it. :)