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P. D. James

P. D. James was born in Oxford in 1920 and educated at Cambridge High School for Girls. From 1949 to 1968 she worked in the National Health Service and subsequently in the Home Office, first in the Police Department and later in the Criminal Policy Department. All that experience has been used in her novels. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Royal Society of the Arts and has served as a Governor of the BBC, a member of the Arts Council, where she was Chairman of its Literary Advisory Panel, on the Board of the British Council and as a magistrate in Middlesex and London. She has won awards for crime writing in Britain, America, Italy and Scandinavia, including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award. She has received honorary degrees from seven British universities, was awarded an OBE in 1983 and was created a life peer in 1991. In 1997 she was elected President of the Society of Authors.

She lives in London and Oxford and has two daughters, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


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  1. James, P. D..  A CERTAIN JUSTICE  -  Faber & Faber 1997

    James, P. D.. A CERTAIN JUSTICE - Faber & Faber 1997

    £8.99

    For sale is a fine used hardback book in a very good dust jacket. A Certain Justice by P. D. James a novel published in 1997 by Faber & Faber. The book is a first edition, first printing. Learn More
  2. James, P. D..  DEATH IN HOLY ORDERS  -  Faber & Faber 2001

    James, P. D.. DEATH IN HOLY ORDERS - Faber & Faber 2001

    £9.99

    For sale is a fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket. Death In Holy Orders by P. D. James a novel published in 2001 by Faber & Faber. The book is a first edition, first printing. Learn More
  3. James, P. D..  THE LIGHTHOUSE  -  Faber & Faber 2005

    James, P. D.. THE LIGHTHOUSE - Faber & Faber 2005

    £12.99

    For sale is a fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket. The Lighthouse by P. D. James a novel published in 2005 by Faber & Faber. The book is a first edition, first printing. Learn More
  4. James, P. D..  THE PRIVATE PATIENT  -  Faber & Faber 2008

    James, P. D.. THE PRIVATE PATIENT - Faber & Faber 2008

    £7.99

    For sale is a fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket. The Private Patient by P. D. James a novel published in 2008 by Faber & Faber. The book is a first edition, later printing. Learn More

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