Dorothy L Sayers: A Biography
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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.
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