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Known to many as the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey and the bestselling author of a dozen detective novels, Dorothy Leigh Sayers was a complex woman - moved, she said, by 'a careless rage for life'. She is characterised here as a brilliant student, playwright, novelist, controversial Christian apologist, witty, bawdy, not bearing fools gladly - and 'terrified of emotion'. This biography is well written and draws on the thousands of letters Sayers wrote. Her unconventional life, including sad marriage and attendant tradegy, is all here.
The review of this Book prepared by Michael JR Jose








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Plot & Themes

Romance    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   in love with mixedup person    -   marriage coming apart Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   trouble in high school    -   alienated from society Political/social rights fight    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   women fighting for rights    -   religious issues Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   British Gender/Class story?    -   woman's story Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Family, ill    -   Yes Who?    -   husband because he/she is    -   alcoholic/druggie Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful    -   like laughing Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot 11-15 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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