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Dorothy L. Sayers
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As quoted in "The Random House large print book of jokes and anecdotes: for anyone who needs a laugh", edited by Joseph Claro, 1994, p. 210. Also in: Lantern, Volume 38, Union Education Department, 1989, p. 14
Dorothy L. Sayers
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Lord Peter Wimsey speaking in: Have His Carcase (1932)
Dorothy L. Sayers
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As quoted in: London Calling, Storm Jameson, Harper & Brothers, 1942, p. D-193
Dorothy L. Sayers
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Creed Or Chaos?: And Other Essays in Popular Theology, Dorothy Leigh Sayers, Methuen, 1957, p. 15


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Born: June 13, 1893

Died: December 17, 1957 (aged 64)

Nationality: British

Occupation: Author, novelist, playwright, essayist, translator, copywriter, poet

Bio: Dorothy Leigh Sayers was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator and Christian humanist. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between World War I and World War II that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, that remain popular to this day.

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