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Mr Cornflower

Sitting by the fire eating muffins - that's for me! What did you say the book was?

Nan

I just bought a wonderful used copy, and planned to read it this month, but didn't get to it, so I'll save it for March. One of my fave DLS.

Cornflower

Great!

rj

OOh, this one is one of my favorite Wimsey stories, and perfect for chilly March. Count me in.

Rose

Great, ordered (!) and have The Fountain Overflows on my desk too - just got to juggle 'We, the Drowned' (Carsten Jensen) - one to read in the bath, one for the commute (to work) and one for the return commute....? As you know I am busy on the Claire Tomalin talk (Charles Dickens: A Life) at Southwark Cathedral for the ACTUAL (200th)day 7th February - and there is so much interest - wonderful - we've had to 'close the books' on the actual Guided Walk - but the Cathedral can hold well over 1000 - but you must register!

Alison Morris

Ooh - I love this one. First read it when I was 8, though I rather think a lot of the subtleties went straight over my head then. (I read Murder must advertise first and know that all the drugs and sex stuff definitely went straight by me..) And I agree - it's the perfect read for a cold and blustery March.

Cornflower

Oh, I've had We, the Drowned on my wishlist for ages, so let us know how you find it, Rose, if you have a minute!
The Claire Tomalin talk should be fascinating, so I hope you get a capacity audience.

Cornflower

I'm always slightly nervous when I choose a CBG book that people may not fancy it for one reason or another, so I'm delighted that this choice seems to be going down well and is a favourite Wimsey book for so many.

Cornflower

8 - that's impressive, Alison!

Alison Morris

Like I said, I suspect that only the bare bones of the plot actually registered :-)

Rose

Finished 'The Nine Tailors' at 7.15 pee hem today!

Cornflower

Ah, the policeman!

Rose

"Mr Ashton was a farmer of the old school....they made his lordship extremely welcome and offered him a glass of home made cowslip wine. "As long as there's peggles to be got, I'll make my peggle wine" said Mrs Ashton...." Cowslip wine is available in this country - made with cowslips from Portugal, so says the Lyme Bay Winery based in Devon. Apparently the New Forest Cider stall in Borough Market, London Bridge (next door to me, hooray) stocks cowslip wine, as does the St Martin-in-the-Fields Shop - but a word of warning from Lyme Bay Winery, it is wise to ring ahead just to check they have it in stock alternatively you can buy direct from LBW at their online shop www.lymebaywinery.co.uk I will be tracking down a bottle one way or another and will report back! Click on here for charming painting by Arthur Hopkins 1848-1930 http://www.myartprints.co.uk/kunst/arthur_hopkins/cowslip_wine_hi.jpg

Cornflower

Oh, please do report back, Rose, as I'd love to know what it tastes like.
(PS - saw the Vogue cornflowers!).

ChrisCross53

Lovely to read the book again, and it still had me chewing my fingernails wondering 'who dunnit'... Looked up muffin recipe in my old Good Housekeeping Cookery Compendium... I assume these are good old-fashioned English muffins made with yeast, then toasted, and dripping with butter and home-made jam...Lord Peter would have no truck with the American variety...

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