Dorothy L Sayers Annual Lecture, Ann Cleeves, Witham Public Library

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.