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A Reader Writes No 254


From the Desk of Edwina Fosdyke Thratchett MBE

"As an avid reader of your blog I was fascinated by the report of recent developments in the ever fascinating Thrupiece case. Bravo Mrs Oats. You have done us all an inestimable service in unearthing the N.O.R.W.I.C.H envelope. Here's to a rapid and happy solution!

Whilst I cannot hope to make a significant contribution to solving the "crime of the century" (if such it may be termed) I wonder if the following may be of interest:

When disposing of the contents of the house of my late uncle Major Fosdyke Thratchett DSO, I discovered a trunk containing some of his wartime papers and came across the enclosed Ministry of War pamphlet. I believe that an examination of its contents (see in particular Page 3) may help take matters forward. (I have declined to contact that scoundrel Rising Crimewave in the manner suggested as he is absolutely not "one of us!".)

May I in conclusion offer hearty thanks and congratulations to Ms Sizemore whose novel "Scene of the Crime" first alerted me to the fascinations of the Thrupiece case. It's a fine piece of writing which I have lent to many friends over the last year or so. They join me in deploring its failure to win either a Whitbread Prize or a Silver Dagger Award. Further proof - if it were needed - that such prizes are nothing but an anti-Dorset fix and a disgrace to the publishing world.

With very best wishes

Edwina Fosdyke Thratchett MBE (Miss)

DHRA Member since 1996

"Mrs Might for President!"

Enclosure HERE


Miss Edwina Fosdyke Thratchett MBE - "without question her uncle's niece" (Mrs Doris Endersely-Kindersley PM and Secretary DHRA)

Miss Edwina Fosdyke Thratchett MBE - "without question her uncle's niece" (Mrs Doris Endersely-Kindersley PM and Secretary DHRA)


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