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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Faber Paperback; Main edition (1 August 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780571248889
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571248889
  • ASIN: 0571248888
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 3 x 20 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 540 g
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About the Author

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 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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