The Lord Peter Wimsey CompanionA New Edition Completely Revised and Incorporating
Papers Relating to the Family of Wimsey,
An Account of Lord Mortimer Wimsey, The Hermit of the Wash
and The Wimsey Papers.
Compiled and Edited by Stephan P Clarke
ISBN 0-9518000-8-6, 776pp, 246 illustrations
In the years since the First Edition was published in 1985, the number of entries has increased from 7,509 to 9,819, with 11,853 cross-references in the index.
The Second Edition also includes 246 photos, illustrations, maps and diagrams, as well as calendars covering the years of the Wimsey canon.
This work has been achieved by the dedication and perseverance of Steve Clarke, helped by many willing volunteers, most particularly by Susan Curtis, who has done all the work in preparing the final book for the printers.
"Lord Peter Wimsey and his circle move across the pages of the novels by Dorothy L Sayers in a snowstorm of references to the times he lived in and to the treasure house of learning he shared with his author. As common knowledge of the world before WWII sinks out of memory, and as Lord Peter lives on and has more and more numerous admirers, a guide is more necessary than ever. With this hugely learned and amusing companion, Lord Peter's fans will be able to track his quicksilver thoughts and richly complex context as nimbly as he himself could track and crack crimes. An immense task is ably accomplished in an indispensible volume that will delight and enlighten every reader of the Wimsey corpus, from the newest convert to the most devoted addict."
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