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Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
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Jul 02, 08

bookshelves: novel, mystery
Recommended for: everyone
Read in January, 1975

This is a favorite among the Wimsey/Vane series, and with good reason: it tackles ideas of feminism in the thirties. Women in academia have never had an easy time of it, but the thirties in upper class British society must have been particularly hard. With the incipient war looming, changes in this society were hard won. With a convivial cast of characters, Sayers makes her point without sermonizing. This is a smart, stylish, witty book and well worth reading.
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