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Using her access to Dorothy L. Sayers’ papers and photographs, many of which have never been seen, and her own memories of her subject, Barbara Reynolds has written the most readable and the most definitive biogrpahy to date of this fascinating woman.


Biographies of Dorothy Sayers have been published already, but this is the most authoritative by far.
Penelope Fitzgerald, Observer
This well written, beautifully organised and perceptive biography brings both the woman and writer alive for me as no previous study.
P.D. James
A tinglingly vivid portrait of a brilliant, quirky, combative, energetic, comical and fascinating woman...suberb biography.
Piers Brendon, Daily Mail
The achievement of this lucid and absorbing biography is to ake you wish you had known a woman who could inspire bishops in a dozen languages and giggle like a girl.
Frances Fyfield, Sunday Express
Barbara Reynolds' achievement is to make us not only admire but like this astonishing woman.
Jenny Uglow, Independent on Sunday