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A Meeting of Minds

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Review of chapter "Chapter One" from fpb
Review:
That was fun. And I'm glad Wimsey wasn't outwitted.
Comments from author:
Glad you liked it - I had a lot of fun with that one.
Review By [fpb] • Date [8 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Jazzibear
Review:
This is an excellent tale, capturing very well the flavour of the Charteris and Sayers works. I have enjoyed it very much: many thanks.

Leslie Charteris was born Leslie Charles Bowyer Yin, later adopting Charteris as his surname (in 1926, it says in Wikipedia).

About Peter Wimsey: we know what he looked like, for there is a portrait of him at Balliol College, Oxford. There is a link to the portrait at the end of the Wikipedia article on Wimsey. Miss Sayers records Wimsey’s height as five feet eight inches in Gaudy Night. The younger Ian Carmichael is a fair likeness for Wimsey, the older less so, I think. Edward Petherbridge is a better likeness in my opinion, but too tall.

All of this is nitpicking, of course, and supremely unimportant. What matters is the excellence of your story, excellence that runs through all of your Saint crossovers. I shall read them again and again for the pleasure of savouring, well, everything about them.

Very much bye the bye, I had the great pleasure of meeting Leslie Charteris’s brother (Roy Henry Bowyer Yin) in 1965 at the University of Malaya. I was teaching geology and he English, and we both at times played the organ for services at St Mary’s Church, Kuala Lumpur. Roy Yin made a great impression on me, for he was a very charming and likable man, and very good at what he did. He died in Singapore at the age of a hundred just before Christmas last year, after a long and distinguished career in the Anglican Church.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review - there's a brief biography of Charteris and history of the Saint stories as a second chapter to the first story of this series, Hyperion - I have the date of his name change as 1928, but 1926 does seem to be more likely, I can't remember what my source was now.

I've gone with Ian Carmichael because he's the version of Wimsey most people will know - maybe I should have made it clearer that I mean a younger man.

That's very interesting background - I wasn't aware that he had any surviving family.
Review By [Jazzibear] • Date [14 Aug 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)vidicon
Review:
Wimsey and Templar? An excellent combination. I do think Lord Peter fell down on the job, btu I fear that Templar can't run far enough fast enough if his lordship gets his dander up.

Well written and nice characterizations! Thanks for writing and sharing.
Comments from author:
Wimsey knows that Templar was being framed, and took advantage of the situation. If Templar had started things I think he would make more of an effort, but not the way things are.
Review By [(Current Donor)vidicon] • Date [25 May 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Elleria
Review:
Love this!
Comments from author:
Thanks!
Review By [Elleria] • Date [4 Jan 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)vladt
Review:
haven't enjoyed these characters in a number of years. thank you for the enjoyable read, and for bringing back fond memoirs.
Comments from author:
Thanks!
Review By [(Current Donor)vladt] • Date [2 Jan 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from mendenbar
Review:
Two of my very favoritestestest characters,Lord Peter and Simon Templar. Curious though about the hiding place for the emerald. Most stones are notoriously unhappy with the kind of heat a lit pipe would create. Sometimes they even shatter. Did Simon consider that?

I've read some of Walsh's Lord Peters and I must say she is pretty faithful to Ms. Sayers' creations. Need to read this one.

Excellent combining of the two fandoms.
Comments from author:
I was imagining the pipe as full with just a little tobacco smouldering at the top, only lit when necessary - the rest of the tobacco plus the wire mesh insulates the stone. People have smuggled microfilm in pipes, and that's considerably more vulnerable to heat damage.

Glad you liked the story.
Review By [mendenbar] • Date [31 Dec 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from RevDorothyL
Review:
Nice combo -- I've only read one Charteris "Saint" novel, but I re-read all the Wimsey novels frequently, and I thoroughly enjoyed this.
Comments from author:
Templar and Wimsey have a lot in common, but Templar is a LOT more ruthless at that stage of his career, and knows how to move fast when he needs to. I'm afraid that this is one Wimsey doesn't win.
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [31 Dec 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from CPTSkip
Review:
While I enjoy all your fanfic stories, your Simon Templer stories always seem special to me. While growing up I read all of my grandfather's Saint books, and I think he had the entire set, at least up to the late 1950s, when I visited my grandparents. Whenever I read one of your delightful Saint stories, it always brings back wonderful memories of sitting and reading with my grandfather. Thanks.

Let me add Happy New Year to my review. Lol!
Comments from author:
Thanks - it's amazing how the original Saint stories are neglected these days, it's been my pleasure to remind people of the fandom. Oh, and happy new year / decade to you too!
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [31 Dec 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Recent Donor)DaveTurner
Review:
I do like these Simon Templer stories you do and now with added Peter Wimsey! Great stuff.

Happy new year.

DT.
Comments from author:
Thanks - and Happy New Year (and decade) to you too.
Review By [(Recent Donor)DaveTurner] • Date [31 Dec 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from batzulger
Review:
Wonderful piece of work. Concise and true to the canon personalities.
Comments from author:
Thanks - it was a lot of fun to write.
Review By [batzulger] • Date [31 Dec 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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