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Our second artist profile episode is available today! This one features the incredible English thinker and novelist, Dorothy Sayers. Take a listen on iTunes and Makersandmystics.com #dorothysayers #makersandmystics #makersandmysticspodcast #christianartist #theology #artandfaith #faithandart

What a treat to learn from @amy_orr_ewing teaching on #dorothysayers

It is officially summer, finally!
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I´m so happy that I finally managed to make our balcony cosy for summer (it has never before taken this long). Now we have an extra livingroom 🌺🌻🌺
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Summer is not a proper summer without detective stories. I´m reading now Dorothy Sayers´ Gaudy Night. I have read it once before but it doesn´t matter at all: 1) I don´t remember who is the murderer. 2) Actually, after reading 150 pages, I can´t remember at all who is who, so I certainly can´t guess things before. 3) Well written books are always worth of re-reading.
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It is rather perfect to discover that the eye glasses of a certain crime-writer were not unlike the lenses of a fly on the wall! Dorothy L Sayers' personal items at @thewadecenter, Wheaton College. #ashockinglackofsilk #pemberlacepetals #dorothysayers #lordpeterwimsey #crimewriters #novels #personaleffects #famouswriters #museumlover #glasses

While most people know author Dorothy Sayers for her ever popular Lord Peter Wimsey mystery series, many don’t realize she was also part of the advertising team responsible for the beloved Guinness zoo ads from the 1930’s. In particular, she penned the well known verse pictured above. Today would have been her 125th birthday so let’s raise a glass (or a good book) in her honor! #dorothysayers #guinness #howgrandtobeatoucan #happybirthday #literarybirthday #lapl

Oxford slideshow!
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"There are few greater temptations on earth than to stay permanently in Oxford." —Cyril Clemens
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[1] Having Tuesday lunch at "The Bird and the Baby,” where the Inklings had Tuesday lunch for 24 years.
[2] Having Monday lunch at the Eastgate Hotel, where J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis had Monday lunches for two decades, and which Lewis described as “one of the pleasantest spots in the week.”
[3] Taking mass at St Aloysius Church, where Tolkien took mass daily and where, half a century earlier, poet Gerard Manley Hopkins had served as curate.
[4] Lewis’ house, the Kilns, and the C.S. Lewis Nature Preserve, which used to be its grounds.
[5] The Great Hall staircase at Christ Church College, where Lewis Carroll taught mathematics and wrote the Alice books. This staircase also served as part of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies.
[6] The birthplace of Dorothy Sayers, and final resting places of Tolkien, Charles Williams, Lewis, Kenneth Grahame, and Hugo Dyson.
[7] The house where Tolkien wrote most of The Lord of the Rings and the house where he lived when they were published.
[8] Addison’s Walk, where Tolkien, Lewis, and Dyson had the storied late-night conversation that led to Lewis becoming a Christian. The walk is along the River Cherwell, where the characters from Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows lived.
[9] St Mary the Virgin Church, where Lewis preached “The Weight of Glory” and where, 400 years earlier, Thomas Cranmer was convicted of heresy and sentenced to burn at the stake. The memorial on the site where Cranmer, author of The Book of Common Prayer, was burned. Behind it is Balliol College, where, two centuries earlier, John Wycliffe and his team made the first English translation of the Bible and where, three centuries later, Hopkins would study.
[10] A common wood-pigeon. Its description by Cornell University’s bird identification app gives me no end of delight: “Often rather unaware, and frequently crashes noisily and clumsily out of hedges and bushes."
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Happy Birthday Dorothy Sayers!!! Sayers, born on this day in 1893, introduced the world to the educated and fanciful Lord Peter Wimsey, who over the course of some dozen novels and many short stories emerged as a complex, intriguing character, comic and lighthearted at times, but plagued with nightmares and nervous disorders from his service in World War I. Sayers and other beloved mystery writers are featured on today's 10% Off Display!!! #dorothysayers #birthdays #mysteries #novels #books #bibliophile #bookstagram #discounts #theopenbookcc

I revisit Gaudy Night every year at this time, because nothing goes together like summer and Oxford. Happy birthday, Dorothy Sayers. “She stared out resolutely across the dimpling water. But she was conscious of his every movement, of every page he turned, of every breath he drew. She seemed to be separately conscious of every bone in his body. At length he spoke, and she wondered how she could ever have mistaken another man’s voice for his.” #dorothysayers #gaudynight #lordpeterwimsey #harrietvane #oxford #bookstagram #bookgeek #bookaddict

TODAY IN LITERARY HISTORY: Birthday of Dorothy Sayers ......Dorothy Leigh Sayers (13 June 1893 – 1957) 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 the First and Second World Wars that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, which remain popular to this day.
However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best work. She is also known for her plays, literary criticism, and essays.
#TodayInLiteraryHistory #DorothySayers

Happy 125th Birthday, Dorothy Sayers! Strong Poison is my absolute favorite Lord Peter Wimsey novel, but I don’t own a copy 🙈 ----------------------------------------------------
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"Of course, there is some truth in advertising. There's yeast in bread, but you can't make bread with yeast alone. Truth in advertising, " announced Lord Peter sententiously, "is like leaven which a woman hid in three measures of meal. It provides a suitable quantity of gas, with which to blow out a mass of crude misinterpretations into a form that the public can swallow..." - Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers
* This book was written in 1933, and the images of advertisements pictured above are from a 1930's magazine. I just couldn't resist the correlation and time period. .
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Není to Conan Doyle, ale Lucy Sayersová píše krásný staromilský anglický detektivky. A v týhle se dozvíte o zvonech tolik, až vás budou uši přecházet 😊 #vyšehrad #nakladatelstvivysehrad #dorothysayers #anglickadetektivka #kniha #knihy #tipnaknihu #kniznisvet #kniznitip #milujuknihy #čtu #citam #pravecitam #pravectu #coctu #cocitam #ctenar #britishwriter #britishbook #book #books #reading #ilovebooks #bookish #bookmania #bookstagram #instabook

Our big table is covered in books again, but the stacks are going down and the new shelves are filling up!
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The first bookcase is currently devoted to mysteries and my mystery reference collection; the second to other people’s Penguin collections, @viragopress books, and @persephonebooks; and the third and fourth to my vintage Penguin, Pelican, Puffin, Ptarmigan, and Peacock collections as well as my Penguin reference books and my set of @thehappyreader.
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Not quite sure how the rest of the books on the table (and on the floor!) will fit in, but I’m figuring it out.
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Hoping to finish with all the shelving today, so that I can relax and stare at the books tomorrow...
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Reading #StrongPoison by #DorothySayers after reading a post by @janelenzelder. This copy was checked out using inter-library loan and is visiting me from Waco!

I'm a huge fan of mysteries, so I was delighted to discover the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries. They're very similar to Agatha Christie with a hint of Jeeves and Wooster 😊
I've only read the first one, but I'm looking for forward to reading more. I love the covers too. 📚📚📚
#bookstagram #booklove #bookworm #lordpeterwimsey #dorothysayers #greatbookcovers #mysteries #amreading #lovebooks #amreading #whatiread

The Lost Tools of Learning (Dorothy L. Sayers, 1948)
An essay about how Education should be today, which would require taking a little trip back to how it was done in the Middle Ages. Great read, it’s in public domain and it shall be a very well spent hour or so for you. #liberaleducation #dorothysayers #dorothylsayers #trivium #quadrivium #losttoolsoflearning

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