Dorothy L Sayers 1893-1957

Bronze statue of Dorothy L. Sayers by John Doubleday. The statue is opposite her home at 24 Newland Street, Witham


Dorothy L Sayers’ Wikipedia page is here

Dorothy L Sayers wrote in many genres. She is best known for the crime novels published during the “Golden Age of Detective Fiction”, and featuring her aristocratic amateur sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey.

The Dorothy L Sayers Society was founded in 1976 to promote study of her life, work and ideas

This bronze of Dorothy L Sayers is by John Doubleday.


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Sophie Weston Author

From Sophie:

The creator of Lord Peter Wimsey was pre-eminent among the stylish and thoughtful women writers of the golden period of detective fiction. She won a scholarship to Somerville College Oxford and graduated with first class honours — but in 1915, when women were not formally awarded degrees.

So it is not surprising that one of her great themes is the tension between passions and the intellect. In particular, she explores the fear that falling in love will irretrievably diminish an intelligent women in the five-book sequence which charts the relationship between Lord Peter and clever, independent crime writer Harriet Vane.

She also wrote plays and translated The Divine Comedy.


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