1899-1935: The Making of a Detective Novelist.
Dorothy L Sayers was a remarkable letter-writer whose correspondence both identifies and explains the woman and sets a private life in the social context of an extraordinary and tumultuous century.
The letters can be read simply for the sake of reading them. Those unlucky in love (as she was) can read those to novelist John Cournos - elegant and frank tributes to her own agony and disappointment, mirroring the timeless difficulty of an intelligent woman aching for a man with brains and brawn. Those with historical interests will marvel at the social attitudes and conditions revealed in her consistently witty prose, and those with no particular reason for reading them at all will be charmed by her humour and love of domestic detail.
Includes 8 pages of black and white photographs.
- Publication Date:
- 06 / 12 / 1996
- 123 x 196mm