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Dorothy L. Sayers: A Careless Rage for Life
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. He...