Dorothy L. Sayers
Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) was a crime writer, poet, essayist, literary critic, linguist and a Christian humanist. She is known for her creation of the fictional amateur sleuth, Peter Wimsey. She was fond of cats and the bronze statue, set on a low stone plinth, shows her accompanied by her cat, Blitz. Sayers lived for many years in Witham and the statue, which was commissioned by The Dorothy L Sayers Society, is sited opposite her house and the Library. It was unveiled in 1994.
Location: Newland Street, Witham, Essex.