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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Dorothy L. Sayers

Photo: GeneralJohnsonJameson Wikimedia Commons

Sculptor: John Doubleday (b.1947)

Founder: Art Bronze Foundry

Materials: Bronze

Unveiled: 1994

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.