Dorothy L. Sayers (13th of June 1893 to 17th of December 1957) was an English playwright, crime fiction writer, and poet. She is famous for her series of mystery novels set between the two world wars featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, an amateur sleuth/aristocrat.
Her wisdom and way with words also awarded her a place in advertising. The famous Guinness brand hired her for their promotions in the 20th century. Sayers’ jingle was added to the bottom of the now-famous Guinness toucan advertisement.
As well as a celebratory blue plaque on 23 & 24 Great James Street, London, Sayers is honoured with a statue opposite her home in Witham.
Here at For Reading Addicts we celebrate Dorothy L. Sayers’ wit with 15 of our favourite quotes… Enjoy!
Born in New Jersey, Parker had an unhappy childhood, leading to a long and unhappy relationship with her own father. She first became well known in 1918 when she stepped in for P. G Wodehouse writing theatre criticism for Vanity Fair. While her caustic wit was popular with readers, she was eventually terminated after her criticisms began to offend powerful theatre producers. Read More
She is best known for her book series Mary Poppins (1934) upon which the famous 1964 Disney movie was based. Another musical adaptation of the books and film was put on in the West End in 2004, and premiered on Broadway in 2006.
Reportedly inspired by Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie, Travers’ work is full of magic and humour, and perfect for adults and children alike.
Here are ten of her best quotes from the Mary Poppins novels.
Lehane has also won awards for his screenwriting, namely The Wire and Boardwalk Empire.
Here are ten of his best quotes taken from his novels and other writings.
Wuthering Heights was first published in London in 1847 by Thomas Cautley Newby and was so full of passion and violence that it was assumed to be written by a man. British historian, Juliet Gardiner said: “the vivid sexual passion and power of its language and imagery impressed, bewildered and appalled reviewers.”
We took some of our favourite broody and moody Emily Brontë quotes from selected poems and from her novel, and put them together them below for your enjoyment.
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Bernard Shaw (as he preferred to be called) has been heralded as second only to Shakespeare, as the most influential and important playwright of our time. His intelligent theatre style engaged the audience in a way no one else had been able to, paving the way for writers such as John Galsworthy.
Is the object of your affection a big Shakespeare fan, or with a penchant for all things Elizabethan?
Look no further than these flirty lines from the ultimate romantic: William Shakespeare. Our bard offers some of the best lessons in flirting…
Here are ten of his greatest lines, guaranteed to help you find love*.
(*Disclaimer: we may be exaggerating…)