Member, Heather Norburn, has kindly allowed us to add her photos from a recent visit to Oxford to see the birthplace of DLS and where she studied, at Somerville College. DLS was born in Brewer Street, in the Headmaster’s House for the Cathedral Choir School. She later returned to Oxford as a student and after finishing her studies, worked for Blackwell’s.
Members met other crime fiction enthusiasts at The Park Inn, Southend, for the Golden Age of Crime weekend, as part of the Essex Book Festival. Held between 15th and 17th March, the weekend offered talks by Jessica Fellowes, Stella Duffy, Martin Edwards and talks about the crime fiction of C.S. Forrester, better known for his historical naval fiction.
Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera series of crime fiction, gave the Annual Lecture at Witham library on 8 March, as part of the Essex Book Festival, 2019. Ann spoke of her liking for strong women, including Sayers’ character, Harriet Vane and also talked about her creation of her own strong woman character, Vera. Members and guests met for supper beforehand at Gimsons, home of DLSS Chair, Seona Ford.
A very happy Christmas to all of our members and friends from the Society and best wishes for 2019.
Looking for a last minute gift? Why not give a DLS Society membership? Further information here .
Best wishes for a happy and peaceful Christmas.
from the Dorothy L. Sayers Society
Two interesting events coming up in early 2019:
A performance of The Nine Tailors (January)and a Winter Lunch (February) for members and guests in London. Watch the events page for further details. Members, keep an eye on the Members’ area of the website and further details in the January Bulletin.
The Society is now a member of the Alliance of Literary Societies (ALS). ALS promotes the activities of literary societies like ours and also invites interaction between groups. There is an annual get-together hosted by a member society.
More information can be found here at the ALS website.
Members of DLSS can also read a copy of the latest ALS newsletter
Bodies from the Library is an annual event, held at the British Library. Its focus is Golden Age Crime fiction.
A full report of the event has been written by member, Jasmine Simeone (© Jasmine Simeone).