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Biography & Bibliography
Born: Dorothy Leigh Sayers, 13 June 1893, Oxford, UK
Died: 17 December 1957, Witham, Essex, UK
Publishing Name(s): Dorothy L. Sayers
Member of The Detection Club
Author from The Golden Age Of Detective Fiction
Series Character(s): English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Death Bredon Wimsey
Dorothy L. Sayers 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, she herself considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best work. (Durante degli Alighieri, simply called Dante, was a major Italian poet of the late Middle Ages.) She is also known for her plays, literary criticism, and essays. Read More on wikipedia. Read More on gadetection.
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