Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
P. D. James
Standard Name: James, P. D.
Birth Name: Phyllis Dorothy James
Married Name: Phyllis Dorothy White
Pseudonym: P. D. James
Titled: Baroness James of Holland Park
was a crime writer with a major reputation in both Britain and the United States. As well as her mystery novels, she wrote non-mystery novels, one excursion into science fiction, non-fiction, a play, short stories, articles, and an autobiography, and gave many talks and lectures. One critic considered her basically a novelist who happens to put her characters into mystery stories.
Gidez, Richard. P. D. James. Twayne, 1986.
Her books have been widely distributed in many countries and translated into many languages, including Japanese.
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The major novels have been repeatedly dramatised and filmed; the BBC
has had great success with videos and DVDs of all six. They and the unfinished novels have been almost equally material for sequels, prequels...
Another World was praised by several of PB
's fellow-novelists. Ruth Rendell
thought it the most moving thing Barker had ever done; P. D. James
called it subtle and beautifully written; Michele Roberts
's debut as a crime novelist was complicated by reviewers looking for parallels with her own life, particularly her recent, high-profile relationship with Harold Pinter
. The Sunday Times was really nasty, but...
Reviews were mixed. The San Francisco Chronicle called this a tour-de-force of its kind,, a little jewel of horror. The Times Literary Supplement dismissed it as surprisingly sentimental and not a very original story...
Dorothy L. Sayers
P. D. James
has observed that this book is unequalled for depicting what it was like—actually like—to work in an office between the wars . . . the inter-departmental rivalry; the great excitement of having...
P. D. James
selected this book when asked to name the best of the year.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
was a less-known name than several others on the Booker Prize shortlist that year. It was not until lunchtime on the day of the award that at her husband's urging (You just might...
Campion later developed more complexity and depth—partly as a result of war experiences—and became a professional detective. But he remained unhardened, an anomaly in his profession, in something the manner of the later Inspector Alleyn...
's protagonist is an amateur detective, as was standard for the genre at this date. She follows by twenty years on Agatha Christie
's Miss Marple (born in 1930) and precedes by the...
In her detective-story guise, Fraser sees herself as part of a women's tradition in the genre, and names as influences a number of writers who are known for interest in human psychology and a high...
dedicated to P. D. James
her thriller Thirteen Steps Down, about a man whose escalating obsession with the murderer John Reginald Christie
leads him first to murder and then to becoming swallowed up...
E. Arnot Robertson
titled her second World War Two novel Devices and Desires, a phrase in the General Confession in the AnglicanBook of Common Prayer): in her book Greek partisans confront their Nazi occupiers...
In March 1985 ST
was the final speaker at a conference organized by the Children's Book Circle
on the marketing of books for children and entitled Alice Doesn't Live Here Any More; she talked...