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Dorothy L Sayers:
The Christ of the Creeds

and Other Broadcast Messages to the British People during World War II

Introduction and notes by Suzanne Bray.

Preface by Professor Ann Loades.

Published by the Dorothy L Sayers Society.

ISBN 9780954563639, 104pp
Date of publication: 13th June 2008

Front cover

In the late summer of 1940 Dorothy L Sayers wrote to a correspondent: “I think it quite likely that these talks will eventually be published in pamphlet form”.

68 years later they are to appear for the first time.

This volume contains not only Sayers’ broadcast talks but, importantly, several letters to James Welch and Stephen Grenfell which together with Suzanne Bray’s careful Introduction shed a new light on the development of religious broadcasting and Sayers’ part in it.

Professor Suzanne Bray is English and married to a Yorkshireman, but she lives in the north of France where she lectures in British civilisation at Lille Catholic University. She obtained her PhD from the Lille III University with a doctoral thesis on literary lay apologists in Great Britain from 1900 to 1963. This thesis concentrated particularly on the works of CS Lewis, Dorothy L Sayers, GK Chesterton and TS Eliot. Suzanne has also published several critical articles on these authors and about Charles Williams. She also translates and interprets, reads detective fiction and theology, and tries to convince the local population that English women can cook.

The launch of The Christ of the Creeds was on Friday 13th June 2008 at The Women’s Library.

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