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I got Wimsey fics! [Dec. 24th, 2016|11:43 pm]

I got *two* Peter Wimsey fics for Yuletide, both lovely.

A Brief History of the Patronage of Beatie Wilson. What happens to Beatie after Gaudy Night. This is now my headcanon. The voices and the moral struggles ring true.

Prelude and Fugue on the name of B.A.C.H. (spurious?) Miss Murchison does an investigation for the Cattery and in the process becomes friends with a church organist. The courtship works for me, and there's also some nice tidbits of Lady Mary and Charles Parker at home.

Thank you, fic authors!

Crossposted from http://castiron.dreamwidth.org/63335.html; comment where you like.

[User Picture]From: sonetka
2016-12-26 06:55 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed both of those, especially the first one -- I never pictured Beatie going to university but it makes sense in the fic. I have to wonder how reliable her memories of making the letters are; Annie says that the children didn't know, they just cut out the letters for her. I think Beatie may have conflated what she learned later with her memories of the time it actually occurred, because having the children see the written messages would both expose them to a part of her that Annie would really not want them to see (the language she uses) and it would be stupidly dangerous considering how much young children talk.
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