Well, here we are at the end of our DLS quartet. And, subsequently, the end of Season 2. Thanks for hanging in there with us through pandemic delays and ultra-lengthy fangirling!
Busman’s Honeymoon is quite unlike any other classic detective novel that you will read. It’s a cozy house mystery, set in the English countryside, but it’s also a very touching and unique portrait of a new marriage, and of Peter and Harriet navigating their new relationship and what it means to be married. It also features some stellar Bunter moments—he very nearly steals the show in this one!
There is a lot to say about Busman’s Honeymoon. We invite you to settle in for another lengthy discussion, which we had tons of fun getting into, and we hope you will enjoy!
- Once again we have heavily referenced Mo Moulton‘s excellent book Mutual Admiration Society: How Dorothy L. Sayers and Her Oxford Circle Remade the World for Women.
- Here are a few interesting articles on confronting racism in literature and media, from Electric Literature, Book Riot, and SAGE Journals, respectively.
- The website lordpeter.org has some translations of the French in Busman’s Honeymoon. Hurrah!
- Tooth and Claw, by Jo Walton – a reading recommendation for the Dowager Duchess of Denver.
- Also, a very funny review of 50 Shades of Grey – a reading recommendation for Helen, Duchess of Denver. Warning: this review contains adult language!
- And, because we can’t leave you without a visual after all this time, here is a vision of Bunter, as played by Brad:
Thanks as always to Rob Muir for our theme song and original intro music!