Dorothy L Sayers: A Biography

Death, Dante and Lord Peter Wimsey


ISBN: 9780745956923 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9780745956923

Publication date: June 18, 2021

Format: Paperback

Extent: 224 pages

Dimensions: 198mm(length) 130mm(width)

Imprint: Lion Books


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Dorothy L. Sayers was a woman of contrasts.
A strong Christian, she had a baby – out of wedlock – by a man she did not love. Possessing a fierce intellect, she translated Dante, and also created one of the most popular fictional detectives ever in Lord Peter Wimsey. Drawing on material often difficult to access, particularly her collected letters, Colin Duriez reassesses Sayers’ life, her writings, her studies, and her faith to present a rich and captivating portrait of this formidable character.

Meet the author: Mr Colin Duriez

Colin Duriez is an expert on C.S. Lewis, his writings and also his wider circle. He is also the author of the popular biography C.S. Lewis: A biography of friendship and J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend (both published by Lion Hudson). He has also written widely on other aspects of Lewis, Tolkien and the other members of the Inklings, and has contributed to conferences, lectures, DVDs and documentaries on these subjects.

Reviews for Dorothy L Sayers: A Biography

“An arresting, engaging and compelling portrait of the life, work, and faith of Dorothy L. Sayers.” Brian Sibley, author of Shadowlands

“Like no author I know, Colin puts his reader ‘there’– into the daily life of his subject with such proficiency it’s as if he knew DLS personally. An irresistible read!” Carolyn Curtis, author of Women and C.S. Lewis: What his life and literature reveal for today’s culture (Oxford: Lion Hudson, 2015)

“Duriez delivers a fresh perspective on the brilliance of Sayers, exploring her development as a novelist/poet/playwright with vibrant precision. This book is a delight for fans and scholars alike.” Crystal Hurd, author and researcher

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