Homeward Bounders (was Re: Bujold Bibliography in Haiku)

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Fri Sep 16 09:53:10 EDT 2005


On Sep 15, 2005, at 11:41 AM, Elizabeth Bentley wrote:

> On 14/9/05 23:14, "Colin Fine" <colin at kindness.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>
>
>>
>> And while I'm on names - what about Ahasuerus? Why does he bear an
>> English version of a Latin version of a Hebrew version of a Persian
>> name? (The same name that comes to us through Greek as 'Xerxes')
>>
>
> I have only come across this name as the name of the Dowager Duchess's 
> cat
> in the Lord Peter Wimsey books.
>
> Any relevance?

I would say Ms. Sayers had a very thorough familiarity with the King
James Bible.  She has another cat -- in a Montague Egg short story --
named Maher-shalal-hashbaz.  [Isaiah 8]

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