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Thrones, Dominations

(1998)
(The first book in the Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane series)
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Asked by her new husband, the gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey, why she is having trouble writing her latest mystery novel, Harriet Vane explains, "When I needed the money, it justified itself. It was a job of work, and I did it as well as I could, and that was that. But now, you see, it has no necessity except itself. And, of course, it's hard; it's always been hard, and it's getting harder. So when I'm stuck I think, this isn't my livelihood, and it isn't great art, it's only detective stories. You read them and write them for fun." Is this a clue to the mystery of why Dorothy L. Sayers put aside her 13th full-length Lord Peter novel in 1938 and never finished it? She had made lots of money, and was much more interested in translating Dante and writing about religion. Or is it another excellent novelist, Jill Paton Walsh, speculating--in a perfect imitation of Sayers's voice--on what might have happened? Walsh was invited by the estate of Sayers' illegitimate son, Anthony Fleming, to finish Thrones, Dominations. She has done a splendid job, certain to please Sayers loyalists on the "dorothyl" listserv as well as those new to the Wimsey canon. Lord Peter has been made much more human and interesting by marriage; Harriet is a wise and acerbic companion; and the story, about the murders of two beautiful young women involved with a theatrical producer, is full of twists and connivance. There's also a fascinating subplot involving the soon-to-abdicate King Edward VII and a country on the brink of the second world war.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

June 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: Thrones, Dominations (Windsor Selections S.)
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
ISBN: 0-7540-1143-7 / 978-0-7540-1143-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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February 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: Thrones, Dominations (A New Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane Mystery)
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
ISBN: 0-340-68455-0 / 978-0-340-68455-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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April 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Thrones, Dominations (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
ISBN: 0-7838-8438-9 / 978-0-7838-8438-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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February 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Thrones, Dominations: A Lord Peter Wimsey / Harriet Vane Mystery
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
ISBN: 0-312-18196-5 / 978-0-312-18196-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Thrones, Dominations: The Enthralling Continuation of Dorothy L. Sayers' Beloved Series (Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane series Book 1): Null
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
ISBN: 1-4447-9295-4 / 978-1-4447-9295-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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September 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Thrones, Dominations: A Lord Peter Wimsey / Harriet Vane Mystery (Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane, 1) (NO. 1 OF 4)
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
ISBN: 1-250-01743-2 / 978-1-250-01743-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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June 1998 : UK Paperback

Title: Thrones, Dominations (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
ISBN: 0-7540-2100-9 / 978-0-7540-2100-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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March 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Thrones, Dominations (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery)
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
ISBN: 0-312-96830-2 / 978-0-312-96830-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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September 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Thrones, Dominations
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
ISBN: 0-340-68456-9 / 978-0-340-68456-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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February 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Thrones, Dominations
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
ISBN: 0-340-72857-4 / 978-0-340-72857-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Audio Editions

November 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Thrones, Dominations: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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November 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Thrones, Dominations: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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November 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Thrones, Dominations: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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November 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Thrones, Dominations: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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December 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Thrones, Dominations (A Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane Mystery)
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
ISBN: 0-7927-8200-3 / 978-0-7927-8200-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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July 2001 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Thrones, Dominations: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
ISBN: 0-7540-5439-X / 978-0-7540-5439-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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March 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Thrones, Dominations
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
ISBN: 1-57270-129-3 / 978-1-57270-129-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Partners
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September 1998 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Thrones, Dominations: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
ISBN: 0-7540-0203-9 / 978-0-7540-0203-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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February 1998 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Thrones, Dominations
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
ISBN: 1-85998-879-2 / 978-1-85998-879-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Headline Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

March 1999 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Thrones, Dominations: A Lord Peter Wimsey / Harriet Vane Mystery (Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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September 1998 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Thrones, Dominations: The Enthralling Continuation of Dorothy L. Sayers' Beloved Series
Author(s): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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September 1998 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Thrones, Dominations: The Enthralling Continuation of Dorothy L. Sayers' Beloved Series (Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane series Book 1)
Author(s): Jill Paton Walsh, Dorothy L Sayers
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU