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She was Poet playwright essayist novelist 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, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best work. She is also known for her plays, literary criticism, and essays. Her father, the Rev. When she was six, he started teaching her Latin. She grew up in the tiny village of Bluntisham-cum-Earith in Huntingdonshire after her father was given the living there as rector.
The church graveyard next to the elegant Regency rectory features the surnames of several characters from her mystery The Nine Tailors, and the nearby River Great Ouse and the Fens invite comparison with the book's vivid description of a massive flood around the village.
From she was educated at the Godolphin School, a boarding school in Salisbury. Her father later moved to the simpler living of Christchurch, in Cambridgeshire. InSayers won a scholarship to Somerville College, Oxford where she studied modern languages and medieval literature.
She finished with first-class honours in Women could not be awarded degrees at that time, but Sayers was among the first to receive a degree when the position changed a few years later; in she graduated as an MA. Her experience of Oxford academic life eventually inspired her penultimate Peter Wimsey novel, Gaudy Night.
Career Poetry, teaching, and advertisements Sayers's first book of poetry was published in as OP. I by Blackwell Publishing in Oxford.
Her second book of poems, "Catholic Tales and Christian Songs", was published inalso by Blackwell. Later, Sayers worked for Blackwell's and then as a teacher in several locations, including Normandy, France.
Sayers's longest employment was from to as a copywriter at S. Benson's advertising agency, located at International Buildings, Kingsway, London. Sayers was quite successful as an advertiser. Her collaboration with artist John Gilroy resulted in "The Mustard Club" for Colman's Mustard and the Guinness "Zoo" advertisements, variations of which still appear today.
One famous example was the Toucan, his bill arching under a glass of Guinness, with Sayers's jingle: If he can say as you can Guinness is good for you How grand to be a Toucan Just think what Toucan do Sayers is also credited with coining the slogan "It pays to advertise! Pym is a man of rigid morality—except, of course, as regards his profession, whose essence is to tell plausible lies for money—" "How about truth in advertising?
There's yeast in bread, but you can't make bread with yeast alone. It provides a suitable quantity of gas, with which to blow out a mass of crude misrepresentation into a form that the public can swallow. The seeds of the plot for Whose Body?
My detective story begins brightly, with a fat lady found dead in her bath with nothing on but her pince-nez. Now why did she wear pince-nez in her bath?
If you can guess, you will be in a position to lay hands upon the murderer, but he's a very cool and cunning fellow Sayers once commented that Lord Peter was a mixture of Fred Astaire and Bertie Wooster, which is most evident in the first five novels.
However, it is evident through Lord Peter's development as a rounded character that he existed in Sayers's mind as a living, breathing, fully human being.
Sayers introduced the character of detective novelist Harriet Vane in Strong Poison. She remarked more than once that she had developed the "husky voiced, dark-eyed" Harriet to put an end to Lord Peter via matrimony. But in the course of writing Gaudy Night, Sayers imbued Lord Peter and Harriet with so much life that she was never able, as she put it, to "see Lord Peter exit the stage".Dorothy Hewett (–): Australian feminist poet, novelist, librettist, and playwright.
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