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December 14, 2008

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Scott Phillips

I say it's Orwell.

Cornelia Read

Orwell aping Saki.

Chris Lites

I have to agree it sounds like Orwell to me. If not her then Woolf.

John R

I'm going to go with Katie "Jordan" Price.

I.J.Parker

An undisputed great of British literature??? I can't say I like it at all. It does read a bit like a take-off on some too popular female writer of the 30's or 40's.

I.J.Parker

An undisputed great of British literature??? I can't say I like it at all. It does read a bit like a take-off on some too popular female writer of the 30's or 40's.

David J. Montgomery

Barbara Cartland.

Rae

I'm guessing an Amis.

Rebecca

I thought maybe Woolf also, but the focus on theater and "theater people" suggests Ngaio Marsh. (Does she count as English?) If Marsh is ruled out as a New Zealander than I'll go for Nancy Mitford. (I hope it's Marsh though. I read all the Alleyn books over a three month period in ninth grade, and would enjoy feeding that addiction again.)

Richard S. Wheeler

Dorothy Sayers?

Patti Abbott

A.S. Byatt?

Jeff Cohen

Sounds to me like Oscar Wilde.

Ali

Ian Fleming

Regina Harvey

I vote for Christie - the complacent, self-satisfied lady-at-breakfast sounds like a true Christie scene-opener.

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