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The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers. Vol. 2, 1937-1943: From Novelist to Playwright (The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers #2)

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Spanning the years 1937-1943, the second volume of The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers, edited by Barbara Reynolds, covers the seven years in which the greatest detective novelist of the golden age turns away from mystery writing to become a playwright and, in turn, a controversial figure. As such, it bears little mention of Lord Peter but further illumination into the inspir ...more
Hardcover, 450 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by St. Martin's Press
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Kim
Jun 05, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: letters, non-fiction

Dorothy L Sayers was a remarkable woman. While she is best known as the creator of the aristocratic Golden Age literary detective Lord Peter Wimsey, Sayers had an interesting and varied life both before and after she wrote the Wimsey novels. The daughter of a country clergyman, she was in the first group of women to be awarded a degree from Oxford University in 1920. (Sayers completed her studies at Somerville College in 1915, at a time when women were not awarded degrees). She worked as a trans
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Deb
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
One needs to be interested in the minutiae of 'catholic' theology to appreciate this book. I was surprised that so few of her letters dealt with the war except for a couple about Winston Churchill and P.G. Wodehouse. Is this because she wrote none, or because the editor felt that they were not germane to the development of the author as a theologian/playwright?
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Feb 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: letters
These are a wonderful glimpse into Sayers' life and mind, as well as much of her writing. I didn't want them to end!
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Dorothy Leigh Sayers was a renowned British author, translator, student of classical and modern languages, and Christian humanist.

Dorothy L. Sayers is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between World War I and World War II that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divina Co
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