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Wilvercombe and the seaside resorts of the 1930s.

Chapman, A., 2022. Wilvercombe and the seaside resorts of the 1930s. In: The Dorothy L Sayers Society 46th Annual Convention, 4-8 August 2022, University of Bristol, UK. (In Press)

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This paper focuses on the fictional seaside resort (or watering place) of Wilvercombe, which features as the setting for Dorothy L Sayers’ 1932 novel Have His Carcase. The paper will provide an overview of the development of Britain’s seaside resorts, focusing specifically on the resorts of the 1930s. Detailing the historical development of the resorts will provide a context for the exploration of some of the attributes and attractions of Wilvercombe which are referred to in Have His Carcase. Through analysing the history and development of the resorts and considering how and why they changed over time, will provide insight on why exactly Lord Peter Wimsey ‘always did hate watering places’.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:37359
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:18 Aug 2022 14:39
Last Modified:01 Sep 2022 09:54


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