Knowledge Identifier: +Dorothy_L._Sayers
Born in 1893.
Countries: United Kingdom (73%), (13%), Italy (7%)
Linked to: Durham University, Wiley-Blackwell, Penguin Books, Wheaton College
From 1909 she was educated at the Godolphin School, a boarding school in Salisbury
In 1912, she won a scholarship to Somerville College, Oxford, and studied modern languages and medieval literature
Sayers' longest employment was from 1922 to 1931 as a copywriter at S.H. Benson's advertising agency in London
The wedding took place on 8 April 1926 at Holborn Register Office, London
Mithridates VI of Pontus - In Dorothy L. Sayers' Detective Novel "Strong Poison", from 1929, the protagonist, Lord Peter Wimsey, refers to Mithridates' measures to survive poisoning; as well as Albert Einstein's theory of Special Relativity, when the protagonist warns not to trust someone who looks straight in your eye, as they're trying to distract you from seeing something, "
Gladys Mitchell - Mitchell was an early member of the Detection Club along with G. K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers and throughout the 1930s was considered to be one of the "Big Three women detective writers", but she often challenged and mocked the conventions of the genre - notably in her earliest books, such as the first novel "Speedy Death", where there is a particularly surprising twist to the plot, or her parodies of Christie in "The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop" and "The Saltmarsh Murders"
In 1950, however, she accepted an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of Durham
He died on 26 November 1984 at age 60, in St. Francis's Hospital, Miami Beach, Florida
Edward Petherbridge - Among his many roles, he portrayed Lord Peter Wimsey in the 1987 BBC television adaptations of Dorothy L. Sayers's novels
Jill Paton Walsh - In 1998, she won acclaim for her completion of Dorothy L. Sayers' unfinished Lord Peter Wimsey - Harriet Vane novel, "Thrones, Dominations"