Martin Edwards (Dorothy L. Sayers event)
Continuing our series celebrating Salisbury Greats, this year we welcome Martin Edwards, Chair of The Crime Writers’ Association and President of the Detection Club, who will be discussing the great crime writer, Dorothy L. Sayers, who was a pupil at Godolphin School in Salisbury from 1909 to 1911. Martin will also be talking about the ‘Golden Age of Crime’ which Dorothy L. Sayers helped establish.
Dorothy L. Sayers (1893 –1957) was an English crime writer, poet and playwright. She is best known for her novels and short stories featuring English aristocrat and amateur sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey. The first of these stories, Whose Body? was published in 1923. Salisbury’s Cathedral Hotel features in this story, and today bears a blue plaque in her honour.
Martin will be in conversation with Literary Festival Director, Tom Bromley
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