P.D. James





P.D. James


Born
in Oxford, The United Kingdom
August 03, 1920

Died
November 27, 2014

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P.D. (Phyllis Dorothy) James was the author of over 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 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 lived in London and Oxford.

Awards:
International Crime Writing Hall of Fame, 2008
Grand Master Award from Mystery Writers of America, 1999
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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.”
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“Time didn't heal, but it anesthetized. The human mind could only feel so much.”
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