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23 February 2015: Love All by Dorothy L Sayers.
The Society is delighted to announce the first UK publication of Love All. Members who attended the rehearsed reading at the 2012 AGM, so brilliantly directed by Sheila Mitchell, will remember how up-to-date and witty the play was, despite its first performance having been in 1940.
It is available for purchase now at the introductory price of £8. Members attending the Witham lecture in March can opt to save postage costs by collecting their purchase at the lecture.
25 January 2015: RIP Canon John Thurmer ✝ We regret to inform members of the death of a very long-standing member and supporter of the Society, Canon John Thurmer. There are more details here and here.
27 November 2014: RIP P.D.James ✝ It is with sadness, but also with gratitude for her many kindnesses and her unflagging support of the Dorothy L Sayers Society, that we give the news of the death this morning of our Patron P D James, Baroness James of Holland Park.
12 September 2014: Dorothy L. Sayers complete audio backlist to be published by Hodder & Stoughton. Hodder & Stoughton will publish the complete crime backlist of Dorothy L. Sayers as digital audiobooks. World rights excluding the USA were acquired from Georgia Glover of David Higham Associates.
Full press release here.
SEVEN: An Anglo-American Literary Review Volume 29 is now available, and all other volumes are available for order direct from the Marion E Wade Center in Wheaton.
The Lord Peter Wimsey Companion: The Third (Online) Edition of The Lord Peter Wimsey Companion is available exclusively to members of the Society, so if you have been waiting for the LPWC and are not yet a member, why not join now and start using it straight away!
Stocks of the Second Edition, the last printed book edition, ran out several years ago. Please note that the Society has no plans to reprint it, or to produce any future edition in printed form, since the online format allows updates to be handled much more satisfactorily. Copies of both First and Second Editions may be available on the second-hand market, although be warned that they are often sold at massively inflated prices.
Archives ordering procedure. We have introduced some changes to the procedure for ordering items from the Society Archives, to reflect the latest advice on matters of copyright, and to allow us to respond more quickly to what has unfortunately become a regular increase in postal charges. For more details see here.
Credit card payment is available online for membership subscriptions and for some other items. Please see here for the options which are available for new and existing members for payment of subscriptions, and the publications page where many of the items have links for online payment.