[lit-ideas] Re: In memento...eh?

  • From: Judith Evans <judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 00:30:09 +0100 (BST)

I'd forgotten him till these posts turned up... "Snobbery with violence", I see 
Alan Bennett said. Jolly good chaps and all that. Ugh.

But Alan Rickman's done an audiobook of one, that must be amazing, I'm tempted.

Judy Evans, Cardiff

--- On Mon, 2/5/11, Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: In memento...eh?
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Monday, 2 May, 2011, 0:24

John McCreery wrote

An awful warning of the fleetingness of literary fame and fortune. Ruth brought 
home a couple of aged murder mysteries from our club library. I am looking at 
the blurb on the back cover of one of them. There I see the portentous words

"a thriller in the Dornford Yates tradition"

With a name like that, how could an author be forgotten?
He may not be all that forgotten:


Robert Paul,
Mutton College

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