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Lord Peter Wimsey’s CV


Peter Death Bredon Wimsey

Talented amateur detective,
expert in criminology,
cricket, classical music,
and mediaeval incunabula.

Respected younger son of the Duke of Denver,
renowned author in his own right,
debonair diplomatic investigator, and master bon vivant.

Education
Eton College (1908)
Balliol College; Oxford (1912)
(1st class honours, Sch. of Mod. Hist.)
Military Experience
H.M. Forces—Major, Rifle Brigade (1914-1918)
(Distinguished Service Officer, 1917)

Selected Publications
Notes on the Collecting of Incunabula (1924)
The Murderer’s Vade-Mecum (1932)

Languages
Conversational and reading ability in English, French, German, Latin, Italian, Greek, etc.

Clubs
Marlborough, Egotists’, Bellona

Business Experience
Pym’s Publicity (1933)
(Originator of the publicity campaign for Whifflets)

Personal interests
• Bibliophily

o Collector of Dante, incl. Aldine 8vo. Of 1502; Naples folio of 1477
o Expert in Reformation polemical documents
o Connoisseur of John Donne’s work

• Classical music

o Piano, including Bach, Scarlatti, and Listz, among other classical composers.
o Change-ringing (traditional church bell-ringing)

• Criminology

o See especially the excellent accounts by D.L. Sayers

• Cricket

o Oxford Blue

References
• Chief Inspector Parker, Scotland Yard
• Lord Gerald Wimsey, Duke of Denver
• The Rt. Revd. and Rt. Hon. Archbishop of Canterbury, William Cosmo Gordon Lang
• Mervyn Bunter, former Sergeant, H.M. Forces; current butler to his Lordship
• The Revd. Venables, Fenchurch St. Paul, the Fens.
Contact information available on request.

If you’ve any use for a duffer like me, please call, write or ‘phone 110 Piccadilly, or Bredon Hall, Duke’s Denver, Norfolk.
Lord Peter Wimsey

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