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In Whose Body

Dorothy L. Sayers, Whose Body?

“Well, out with it, my Bunter, you imperturbable old hypocrite. It’s no good talking as if you were announcing dinner-you’re spilling the brandy The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau. What does that blessed darkroom of yours want now?” (Sayers 10)

This book was interesting because of that fact that Lord Peter constantly contradicts himself. For instance, even though he is talking fondly with Bunter about how useful he is in saving money,  Lord Peter is also ridiculing him for not speaking up properly. Because of his contradictory manner, the book has a humorous undertone that seemingly belittles the severity of certain situations.