Sayers and Lewis: Dorothy and Jack

The Transforming Friendship of Dorothy L. Sayers and C. S. Lewis

by Gina Dalfonzo

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Dorothy Sayers is well known for her series of Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries. Jack (more formally known as C.S. Lewis) wrote the classic children’s series which includes the beloved The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

Dorothy and Jack shared a love of writing but there was more. Each was also very interested in the Christian religion. In addition, the author of this title notes that both were intelligent and well-educated with each having attended Oxford. The introduction to this book details many other ways that the two had things in common and yet were different. For example, Dorothy had a better relationship with her parents while Jack had the happier marriage. (See Becoming Mrs. Lewis for a fictional account of his relationship.)

This book tells the story of the evolving relationship between the two. It began when Sayers wrote to Lewis and continued until her death. They met on occasion but, luckily for readers, they corresponded largely through letters.

Readers will learn a lot about both Jack and Dorothy in this book. If you are a fan of theirs, this title is worth a look.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.

4 thoughts on “Sayers and Lewis: Dorothy and Jack

  1. What? I didn’t know they were friends! I’ve always hear about Tolkien and Lewis, but although I knew Sayers and Lewis were contemporaries, I didn’t know they actually knew each other. Now I have to read this book. Thank you for another great review!


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