Sunday, March 07, 2010

Ten of the best bells in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best bells in literature.

One novel on the list:
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers

In sleepy Fenland St Paul, the death of a villager is marked by nine rings of the great bell, Tailor Paul, in the tower of the church. The visiting sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey, finds himself challenged by a mystery involving jewel theft and murder that centres on the bell tower. Only Wimsey's knowledge of campanology allows him to decipher the coded message that unravels the tale.
Read about another bell on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue