Thursday, 27 November 2014

RIP PD James

The veteran novelist, primarily known for crime fiction, PD James has passed away at the grand age of 94.

James (or, to give her her full name Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE FRSA FRSL) had a long and eclectic literary career and was responsible for the Adam Dalgliesh series of thrillers (subsequently adapted for TV first starring Roy Marsden and later, Martin Shaw, in the title role) the murder mystery sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Death Comes To Pemberley (an adaption of which was a highlight of Christmas TV last year) and the dystopian novel Children of Men (also adapted to much acclaim for the cinema by Alfonso Cuaron in 2006)


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