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mrs. norman maine

Your piece was the bee's knees. Nothing much I can add to it. Except....

From the female's point of view, the big difference, THE important line in the sand, between Wooster and Wimsey is that while it would be great fun to go clubbing with Bertie, one certainly (to use his own litmus test against him) wouldn't want to face him over the old b. and e. every morning for the rest of one's life.

Wimsey, on the other hand, has more than gallantry and a fat wallet on his side. His pursuit of Harriet Vane over the course of three novels and her assent at the end of a fourth makes for one of the best love stories in fiction, detective or otherwise.

And it's comforting to know, from a subsequent honeymoon novel and a short story that takes place a few children later, that their marriage seemed to be in no danger of jumping the s.

Best to stop now, before we start speculating on whether Kinsey Milhone or V.I. Warshawski is the bettert lay. (Especially when it's so clearly Warshawski.)

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