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Publications of the Dorothy L Sayers Society

As well as holding extensive archives of previously published material, the Society also produces a number of publications itself.

Poetry of Dorothy L Sayers
edited by Ralph E Hone, with a preface by Barbara Reynolds. Illustrated by Norah Lambourne.
Price £14.99 (Members £10.00), plus P+P: UK £1.75, EU £3.75, RoW £5.75 [order online]
Studies in Sayers
edited by Christopher Dean, with a foreword by Lord Runcie. Limited edition of 300.
Contributors include: Norah Lambourne, Marj Mead, Catherine Aird, Ralph Hone, Alzina Stone Dale, Catherine Kenney, Sayako Asaba.
Out of print
Encounters with Lord Peter
edited by Christopher Dean. Limited edition of 350.
Contributors include: PD James, Catherine Aird, HRF Keating, Mike Ripley, Edward Petherbridge.
Price £6.00 (Members £5.00), plus P+P: UK £1.50, EU £1.75, RoW £2.50 [order online]
Reluctant Evangelist: Papers on the Christian Thought of DLS
by John Thurmer
Price £6.99 (Members £5.00), plus P+P: UK £1.50, EU £2.25, RoW £3.75
The Keating Papers
Papers and articles written for the Society by H R F Keating. Introduction by Simon Brett.
Proceeds from the sale of this publication go to Harry’s named charity.
Price £5.00, plus P+P: UK £1.50, EU £3.00, RoW £5.00
The Letters of Dorothy L Sayers, Volume One − 1899-1936: the making of a detective novelist
chosen and edited by Barbara Reynolds. ISBN 0340666366
NB: this book was originally published by Sceptre, but is now available exclusively from the Society
Out of print
The Letters of Dorothy L Sayers, Volume Two − 1937-1943: from novelist to playwright
chosen and edited by Barbara Reynolds, with a preface by PD James. ISBN 0951800043
Price £12.00, plus P+P: UK £4.00, EU £6.00, RoW £7.00 [order online]
The Letters of Dorothy L Sayers, Volume Three − 1944-1950: a noble daring
chosen and edited by Barbara Reynolds, with a preface by PD James. ISBN 0951800515
Price £12.00, plus P+P: UK £5.00, EU £7.00, RoW £8.00 [order online]
The Letters of Dorothy L Sayers, Volume Four − 1951-1957: in the midst of life
chosen and edited by Barbara Reynolds, with a preface by PD James. ISBN 095180006X
Price £12.00, plus P+P: UK £4.00, EU £6.00, RoW £7.00 [order online]
The Letters of Dorothy L Sayers, Volume Five − Child and woman of her time
edited by Barbara Reynolds, with a preface by Christopher Dean. ISBN 0951800078
Price £12.00, plus P+P: UK £4.00, EU £6.00, RoW £7.00 [order online]
The Letters of Dorothy L Sayers, Volumes One to Five − Special Purchase
edited by Barbara Reynolds.
Out of print
The Lord Peter Wimsey Companion, Second Edition
compiled and edited by Stephan P Clarke. ISBN 0951800086 [more details]
Out of print
Les Origines du Roman Policier
original French text with English translation, introduction and notes by Suzanne Bray. ISBN 0954563603 [more details]
Out of print
The Wimsey Family, Second Edition
by C W Scott-Giles, with an introduction by Barbara Reynolds. ISBN 9780954563622 [more details]
Price £5.00 (Members £5.00), plus P+P: UK £1.75, EU £3.00, RoW £4.75 [order online]
Dorothy L Sayers: The Christ of the Creeds and Other Broadcast Messages to the British People during World War II
with introduction and notes by Suzanne Bray. ISBN 9780954563639 [more details]
Price £8.00, plus P+P: UK £1.50, EU £2.25, RoW £3.75 [order online]
A Detection of the Trinity
by John Thurmer. Foreword by Dr Barbara Reynolds. Cover design by Nora Lambourne. ISBN 978-0-9545636-4-6 [more details]
Price £8.00, plus P+P: UK £1.50, EU £2.25, RoW £3.75 [order online]
Dorothy L Sayers in Galloway
by Christopher Dean, jointly published by the Stewartry Museum, Kirkcudbright.
This is the reprinted 2004 Lecture given by Christopher at the exhibition of painters contemporary with The Five Red Herrings.
Out of print
A Virtual Tour of Fenchurch St Paul
by David Collins.
This is a CD, containing an interactive tour of the church depicted by The Nine Tailors. It is compatible with most Windows and Apple Mac computers, although very recent machines may have problems.
Special offer: while stocks last, we are sending a free copy of the Virtual Tour to all new members of the Society.
Price £12.00 (Members £10.00), plus P+P: UK £1.00, EU £1.50, RoW £2.00 [order online]
The Late Scholar
by Jill Paton Walsh
based on the characters of Dorothy L Sayers
Price £19.99 (Members £13.99), plus P+P: UK £3.00, EU £7.00, RoW £10.00 [order online]
Love All
by Dorothy L Sayers
This is the first edition to appear in the UK, of this short play written by DLS.
Price £8.00, plus P+P: UK £1.50, EU £3.50, RoW £4.50 [order online]
Taking Detective Stories Seriously
The collected crime reviews of Dorothy L Sayers, edited by Martin Edwards.
Price £9.00, plus P+P: UK £3.00, EU £7.00, RoW £11.00 [order online]
Sidelights on Sayers (volumes 1 to 30)
Collected articles by members and friends of the Society, on all aspects of DLS.
Price £2.00, plus P+P: UK £1.50, EU £2.75, RoW £4.50
Sidelights on Sayers (volumes 31 to 61)
Collected articles by members and friends of the Society, on all aspects of DLS.
Price £3.00, plus P+P: UK £1.50, EU £3.00, RoW £5.00
Sidelights on Sayers (volumes 62 on)
Collected articles by members and friends of the Society, on all aspects of DLS.
Volumes from 62 onwards are priced individually according to size.
Proceedings of the Annual Convention
The full proceedings of each Annual Convention.
Note that from 2011 onwards, Proceedings will be priced individually according to size: the £3 price applies until 2010 only.
Price £3.00, plus P+P: UK £1.50, EU £3.00, RoW £5.00

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Most of the above items are available only direct from the Society. Items with an [order online] link can be ordered directly from this web site. Otherwise, please write to Gimsons (see the contacts page) for more information. Please note that all orders must be paid for in advance, and we do not issue invoices.

In the USA, some books may also be obtained via the Marion E Wade Center, Wheaton College, Illinois. Please contact them direct for details.