Dorothy L. Sayers
(1893-1957)

Died aged c. 64

Dorothy Leigh Sayers (/ˈsɛərz/ SAIRZ; 13 June 1893 – 17 December 1957) was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator, and Christian humanist. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between the First and Second World Wars that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, which remain popular to this day. However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best work. She is also known for her plays, literary criticism, and essays.

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Dorothy L. Sayers 1893-1957 writer of detective stories lived here 1921-1929

24 Great James Street, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1921-1929)

Dorothy L. Sayers writer and scholar was born here 13th June 1893

1 Brewer Street, Oxford, United Kingdom where they was born (1893)

Dorothy L. Sayers Godolphin School 1909-1911 wrote in her novel "Whose Body?" that Lord Peter Wimsey lunched here.

The Cathedral Hotel, Milford Street, Salisbury, United Kingdom where they wrote about

Dorothy L. Sayers Writer and scholar lived here 1916-1917

80, Westbourne Avenue, Hull, United Kingdom where they lived

Dorothy L. Sayers 1893-1957 novelist theologian Dante scholar lived here

10 Newland Street, Witham, United Kingdom where they lived