The Nine Tailors

The Nine Tailors

Changes Rung on An Old Theme in Two Short Touches and Two Full Peals

Book - 1962? 1934
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Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace & World, [1962?] c1934.
Branch Call Number: M/SAYE
Characteristics: vii, 331 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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macierules
Feb 27, 2010

Set in East Anglia - a very atmospheric mystery that kept me in suspense until the very end. A lot of information about the ringing of bells made the first part of the book a bit difficult to get into, but then the story took off. This title is on the list of 1001 Books to Read Before You Die.

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KarenW
Apr 30, 2009

In this excellent mystery by Dorothy L. Sayers, that doyen of British mystery, Whimsey''s clever acumen is put to the test when he solves an old burglary involving an emerald necklace and an assortment of quirky villagers. So basically an English mystery! And to add to the mix is a wonderful depiction of bell ringing techniques, called changes, that boggle the mind. But don''t seem to bother Whimsey one bit as he joins in the Christmas bell ringing. So settle down for a long lovely wintery read that will keep your interest until the last peal, er, page.

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