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Dorothy L Sayers 17 Dec  2007
courtesy of Dorothy L Sayers society
Her continuing appeal 50 years after her death

When Woman’s Hour asked the Radio 4 listeners who did it for them in literature, one of the most popular men was Lord Peter Wimsey, the aristocratic romantic amateur sleuth created by Dorothy L Sayers. Dorothy wrote some of the great detective fiction of the 1920s and 30s, while she herself hid her own secret – a son born out of wedlock. Although best known now for her crime novels, religion remained central throughout her life and she spent her last years translating Dante. To mark the 50th anniversary of her death Jane will be discussing her life and works with Dorothy’s biographer and friend Dr Barbara Reynolds and Dr Susan Rowland from the University of Greenwich.


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