P.D. James


Born in 1920, P.D. James was a famous crime novelist.  I read her first novel The Private Patient and thought that P.D. James was a man .  Born in UK, England, P.D. James was actually Phyllis Dorothy James and some of her novels were turned into tv shows in the early 2000.

P.D James was very famous when she died but she had a really hard life when she was young.  Having to leave school early to support her family and then got married and had 2 children but had to return to work when her husband died in 1964.  James began writing in the mid 50s but worked in the civil service till she retired.  I haven’t read all her novels but now I intend to read all of them slowly.