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Dorothy L Sayers

DOROTHY L SAYERS

  (1893 - 1957)

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    David Higham Associates Ltd  represented by Georgia Glover

A refined author with a talent for wry mysteries spiced with quotations of verse and observations about English society, Dorothy L. Sayers created aristocratic sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. Sayers also wrote plays, poetry and essays on Christianity. There were 11 novels and 21 short stories featuring Wimsey. In Strong Poison (1930), she introduced Harriet Vane, a mystery writer whose fiancÚ dies in a manner described in one of her stories. Harriet is in the dock because she has an extensive knowledge of poisons. Lord Peter is determined to prove her innocence, and to make her his wife. The husband-and-wife team appear in three subsequent novels. Gaudy Night (1935), finds Harriet torn between her love for Lord Peter and her growing satisfaction with her work. Sayers started as an advertising copywriter and began writing mysteries to break free and become a professional writer. When she grew bored with detective fiction she turned her talents to religious plays, poems, essays and a new translation of Dante. She died in 1957.

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below is a list of Dorothy L Sayers's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Busman's Honeymoon         Devil To Pay         Emperor Constantine, The         He That Should Come         Just Vengeance         King Of Sorrows



Busman's Honeymoon

Synopsis:
Lord Peter Wimsey and Lady Harriet, newly married, have bought a delightful farmhouse, with odd furnishings and an interesting assortment of village characters. there are Mr.Puffett, chimneysweep, Mrs. Ruddle, the housekeeper, and Crutchley, gardener, as well as the Rev. Goodacre and Miss Twitterton, niece of Mr. Noakes, former owner of the house. Noakes has been mysteriously absent for some days, and has failed to tell his niece of the sale of the house to Lord Wimsey. then Mr. McBride, solicitor's representative, arrives to see the former owner. It appears Noakes owes considerable money, and that he has skipped with the cash paid him for the house. Lord Peter suggest refreshments from the cellar to ease the situation, but they find more than wine-the body of Noakes is also there! the shadow of guilt falls on everyone, even Kirk of the police force investigation, his local assistant, Joe Sellon. Peter and Harriet cannot escape the inevitable effort to solve the mystery-and they do.

Notes:
written by Dorothy L Sayers And M St Claire Byrne

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
Mystery Play Mystery

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Devil To Pay

Devil To Pay
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Contained in: "Two Plays About God and Man" published by Chapman Billies   978-0939218196

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Emperor Constantine, The

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Victor Gollancz 1951   -

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He That Should Come

He That Should Come
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Contained in: "Two Plays About God and Man" published by Chapman Billies   978-0939218196

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Just Vengeance

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Lichfield Festival    1946

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Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1946   -

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King Of Sorrows

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Originally broadcast as a radio play

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Rehearsed reading at St Malachy's, New York    -

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Genre:
Religious drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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