P.D. James





P.D. James

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in Oxford, The United Kingdom
August 03, 1920

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Jane Austen, Dorothy L. Sayers, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh


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P. D. James is the author of twenty books, most of which have been filmed and broadcast on television in the United States and other countries. She spent thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Department of Great Britain's Home Office. She has served as a magistrate and as a governor of the BBC. In 2000 she celebrated her eightieth birthday and published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest. The recipient of many prizes and honors, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991. She lives in London and Oxford.

Awards: International Crime Writing Hall of Fame 2008; Grand Master Award from Mystery Writers of America, 1999; Diamond Dagger from
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“If our sex life were determined by our first youthful experiments, most of the world would be doomed to celibacy. In no area of human experience are human beings more convinced that something better can be had only if they persevere.”
P.D. James, The Children of Men

“Time didn't heal, but it anesthetized. The human mind could only feel so much.”
P.D. James, Innocent Blood

“Not so much two ships passing in the night as two ships sailing together for a time but always bound for different ports.”
P.D. James, The Lighthouse

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