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Lord Peter on Private Libraries

Lord Peter on Private Libraries

“Books, you know, Charles, are like lobster-shells. We surround ourselves with ‘em, and then we grow out of ‘em and leave ‘em behind, as evidences of our earlier stages of development.”

 

— Lord Peter Wimsey to Detective Inspector Charles Parker in Dorothy L. Sayers’s The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1928)